How to Improve Your Pitch Shot – The Plane Truth

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HOW DO YOU IMPROVE YOUR PITCH SHOT? 

The "plane pitch shot drill" will help ensure that your swing plane on your pitch shots is not too shallow but is, instead, more up and down on the same plane. If you've struggled with pitching the golf ball, there's a good chance your golf club is coming around your body too quickly and on too flat of a swing plane. Director of Golf - Scott Bunker shares this great lesson and drill to help you immediately improve your pitch shots.

YOU CAN LEARN PROPER SETUP FOR YOUR PITCH SHOTS WITH THE HELP OF A SIMPLE ALIGNMENT STICK TRAINING AID

If you're struggling with your pitch shots, one of the most common problems is that the club has come around too quickly in too flat of a swing plane in your backswing. As demonstrated in the video, a great way to test and address a shallow backswing is with a simple alignment stick training aid placed into the ground just behind you. Place the alignment stick at a relatively steep - 70-to-80-degree angle. The goal is to keep your golf club on a more vertical plane in your takeaway, backswing, and then back through on the same plane in your downswing and at contact.


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Scott Bunker, Director of Golf
Class A PGA Member Scott Bunker is Director of Golf at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club. Scott was again recognized by Golf Digest as a Top 10 Instructor in Arizona. He has been on their list every year since 2000. Scott was named Teacher of the Year by the Southwest PGA in 2000. He was previously Director of Instruction with the John Jacob's Golf Schools, starting his golf teaching career there in 1979.

Scott has taught all over the world teaching golfers from beginners to professionals. He currently offers private lessons to members as well as clinics to beginners, men, women and juniors. He runs his summer junior camp at Red Mountain Ranch Country Club every summer. Scott and his wife Mary have three boys, Jeffrey, Ryan and Kyle.

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