Turn your body to pull your hands for Tour-style wedge shots

Most poor pitch shots result from overactive hands and wrists, so keep them calm and instead pitch the ball with your body. Here’s a drill that will teach you to rotate your upper and lower body completely through the shot and produce a more consistent launch angle and extra distance.

Place a dowel that’s at least 24 inches or longer in the hole on top of your grip and lean the shaft forward at address so the dowel is left of your front hip. Then try to pitch the ball by pulling the club through impact with your body turn, not by flipping your wrists.

You’re doing it wrong if…

The dowel smacks the left side of your torso in your forward swing.

You’re doing it right if…

You pitch the ball cleanly and the dowel stays left of your body throughout your motion.