Ultimate Golf – Follow Through – Day 24

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With each aspect of the swing completed, you are now in a position to practice your full golf swing.  It is now time to put that new, improved golf swing in to practice, with the two fun games we will introduce this week.  One of these games can be played indoors, whereas the other is to be enjoyed on the golf course, with friends.  Playing both will improve your game and today were are starting with pitching.

Pitching

Many people do not realize, that it is possible to practice their pitching at home and work.  The first thing to note here, is that you should invest is some practice golf balls, that are safer to use indoors.  These can be purchased online, such as here: (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk/Longridge-Almost-Golf-Practice-Balls/dp/B00F8IUSMO  (USA) http://www.amazon.com/Almost-Golf-Ball-Balls-Package/dp/B002XF4DU8

For this fun game, you will need your practice balls, 8 iron, 9 iron, pitching wedge and a towel.  Find a space in the building that offers you 10 feet of open floor space and lay the towel on the floor.  Starting with the 8 iron, address the ball using the appropriate stance (refer back to the Golf Shot set-up section of the course if need-be) and attempt to land the ball on the towel.  The key here, is not to worry about getting the balls to stop on the towel but to get them to land on the towel.

Once you can get 5 out of 5 shots to land on the towel, change to the 9 iron and then the pitching wedge.  You can also change to a smaller towel and create increasingly difficult challenges for yourself as you progress.

By practicing in this way, you will gain better control over your short chip shots and land your ball closer to the hole.  Having great control over chipping on to the green, can be the difference between creating a birdie chance or saving par.