One of the most useful shots a golfer can have in his or her bag is the pitch and run. This is especially true when it comes to getting up and down around the greens. Remember, the closer you pitch the ball to the hole, the easier it is to make one-putt pars and birdies.
3 time PGA TOUR Winner Kenny Knox always said the reason he was such a a good putter was because his short game was so good. It made his putting stats that much better by knocking it close.
Today I'll show you how to "hit and hold." How far you take the club back to start depends on how far you have to carry the ball in the air. It sounds obvious, but you always want the ball to land on the green because it gives you the most control over how it will react when it lands. There's no telling what the ball might do if the first bounce is in the rough or even the fringe.
There are some other issues I see when golfers try to hit the pitch and run, such as clubface control. Check out the video above to see all the elements of a perfect pitch and run.
Keep it vertical!