Playing Lesson – Uphill Pitch Shot

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

13 Responses to “Playing Lesson – Uphill Pitch Shot”

  1. What club did you use Paul? Was it actually your P or 56 degree sand wedge?

    • How do you set up for an uphill shot? Will ball drift to left?

      • George,

        For uphill lies watch this tip:


        Just narrow your stance if you are making anything less than a full swing.

        Yes, the ball will go left. There is no exact way to judge how much not like the sidehill tip I just posted last week. Slight uphill aim a little right. Severe uphill aim more right.

  2. Paul,
    Great video, that is how I measure, attempt the different yardages when hitting a pitch shot, from your first videos I purchased a few years ago, and still use your technique today, it works. I think that is the first time in quite awhile you have referenced it….Great job.

    • Gary,

      Thanks, glad you liked it. In the past, it has been tough getting out the course to shoot these playing tips. We are now using a new go pro with a gimbal which allows us to do them on the fly without tripods etc. This way we can keep doing more of the a lot easier in the future.

  3. great video Paul!


  4. This was really informative Paul. I’ve added it to my favorites.

    Question: Why do you not take in the height or slope into account when determining yardage., is it because of the shorter distance or what?
    I would still think the height would effect trajectory of landing, about of spin left on ball and whether the ball would release or not to the hole.


    • John,

      Glad you liked it. Thanks.

      Yeah, it make take a little off but the height on this shot was only as tall as I am so I wasn’t concerned with it. If it was way higher I might subtract 5-10 yards. Kind of rare you would have an even higher slope this close to the green.

  5. Hi Paul

    How do I avoid the dreaded shank when I pitch. On occasions it shows up. Its very frustrating when I am perfectly positioned to get on regulation and being a right handed golfer I pitch and I pitch the ball far right or shank it. A perfectly could set up and the pitch goes to the right side.


  6. May 15, 2020


    Paul: I have a difficult time setting my wrists unless I consciously do it early at the start of the golf swing. Is it ok to use this technique for full shots, including driver? Just point the butt of the club at the ground and turn the belt buckle back and through? Thanks! Love your teaching!

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