- Club Selection
Pitching is an art, and the golfer who
is good at it can be viewed as an artist. However, all
successful artists have one thing in common
use the appropriate equipment.
Golfers who wish to become "pitching
gurus" must first learn the differences between
their pitching clubs. A sand wedge, pitching wedge,
lob wedge even 8 or 9 irons can be used for pitching.
These clubs all have many different characteristics.
The two most important things to take
into account when selecting the proper club in the proper
- Loft - The amount of angle of the club face in relation
to the ground surface.
- Bounce - Determined by the amount of material protruding
lower than the bottom leading edge of the club face
(measured when the club is held in a straight and
square setup position).
The loft must be selected in accordance to the height
needed to either lift the ball over an obstacle or allow
for the proper descending angle relative to the desired
amount of role.
The bounce must be selected in accordance with the
lie of the ball. If the ball is sitting on hard pan
then a club with little to no bounce is preferable.
If however, the ball is in soft sand or in the rough
then a club with more bounce may be a better selection.