Chuck Cook is a legendary golf coach who has coached many professional golfers to wins on the PGA Tour. In this lesson, he has put together a great lesson on how to hit a greenside pitch shot off a tight lie. This shot is particularly difficult because it requires you to lose your angle of attack with your clubhead. When you do that you lose bounce and the face of the club can’t get the ball in the air with spin. Chuck Cook shows us how to hit the ball high, off a tight lie, and still pitch the ball onto the green.
Cook is a member of GOLF Hall of Fame Teachers and Golf Digest Top Ten Teachers for decades. As a young man he was blessed to have studied under several Golf Digest Professionals, including Bob Toski, Jim Flick, Peter Kostis, Davis Love Jr., Paul Runyan and Jack Lumpkin. In addition, he has taught an array of workshops for the PGA of America with the likes of David Leadbetter, Dr. Gary Wiren, Ed Oldfield, Bill Strausbaugh, Kent Cayce and many others.
As a teacher, Cook has the unique opportunity to employ Dave Pelz, Fred Griffin, Dr. Ralph Mann, Dr. Richard Coop, Al Vermeil (Strength Coach for the Chicago Bulls) and Phil Rodgers.
Hitting a high shot off a tight lie can be a difficult challenge for even the most experienced golfers. In this article, golf instructor Chuck Cook explains how to hit a high soft shot off a tight lie.
According to Cook, the first step to hitting a high shot off a tight lie is to open the club face. This will put the loft back on the club while still allowing the golfer to hit down on the ball. The next step is to move around to the left so that the ball will end up going at the target. This will ensure that the ball will go in the right direction.
Cook recommends leaning forward so that the golfer can hit down on the ball. This will ensure that the ball will be pitched against the ground and will produce a high soft shot. The final step is to swing along the body line. Cook advises against swinging at the target, as this will cause the ball to go to the right.