“Make Me Better” – The Mid-Range Pitch

In its April 2010 issue, Golf Digest kicked off Make Me Better, a season long instruction series that will run both in the magazine and on the Golf Digest web site.  Hank Haney got the ball rolling last month with a guide to hitting greens. But, as evidenced by Phil Mickelson’s victory at the 2010 Masters yesterday, even the best players in the world occasionally miss greens…it’s how you execute those shots that can make the difference between winning and losing. Phil displayed his short-game prowess yesterday on a couple of different occasions as he cruised to a three-shot win.

In this month’s edition of Make Me Better, I’ll cover a sore spot for most players – the mid-range pitch. Back in late January, I was at my home course, Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, with the Golf Digest crew shooting photos for this article. I always enjoy these days because, as you already know, I am very passionate about teaching and showcasing these drills for all of you. But, it also gives me a chance to brush up on my own game.

I thought you’d enjoy reading the article in the attached file. The photos throughout the article capture the necessary body and hand positions to effectively pull off these shots. If you haven’t already, stop by your local bookstore and grab a copy of the May issue of Golf Digest. I think you’ll recognize the guy trying to help your game on page 110! If you ever have any questions, feel free to send me your comments and I will do my best to respond promptly.

click here for downloadable/printable PDF of the article