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Tips from the Tour: Zach Johnson on Dialing-In the 40-yard Pitch Shot

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How many times have you faced a 40-yard pitch shot?

This is a pretty common shot for most of us at Team Titleist, and on paper, it should be an easy shot to execute.

And sure enough, these are the shots that usually determine if you'll steal a birdie, save a par, or mark a square on the scorecard.

Well, we've enlisted Titleist Brand Ambassador (and defending champion of this week's John Deere Classic) Zach Johnson to share some pointers on how you can hit this pitch shot closer to the hole, and lower your scores.

Check out the video above and let us know how you like to control your pitch shots? Do you pull a different Vokey wedge out of the bag? Adjust your swing, move the ball position or is it something else?

Share what works for you with the rest of Team Titleist in the comments below.

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7 Replies

  1. dennis n

    Great tip Zack.

  2. Duane L TPI Certified

    Once I get into similar stance as Zack recommends, my only 2 thoughts are  to bring hands to waist high on the back swing then accelerate through the pitch . Then trust my ProV1x

  3. Duane L TPI Certified

    Once I get into similar stance as Zack recommends, my only 2 thoughts are  to bring hands to waist high on the back swing then accelerate through the pitch . Then trust my ProV1x

  4. rick b

    60, 40, weight distribution and a hinge on the back-swing, that is ok, but would that be a three quarter swing..?

    Thanx

  5. william p

    PRO V1 Custom ball number 13.

  6. artybabe

    Hello TT, I use a 60* wedge with a full swing, wide open blade. And

    it's great for around 30 to 40 yd. shots. Alot of fun tooo when it works.

    Have a great round always. Thanks for the tips.

  7. John S

    Like Zach here, I like to take my hands out of the equation. Nice tempo swing of the arms with my 60° vokey.

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