How to Tee-Off without getting Teed-Off
What will totally help your pitching swing?
You've got to
practice swinging back shorter than a full swing and then follow-through. And
here's the most important point from these instructions. When pitching you
should always follow-through further than your backswing.
The reason for this is simple.
By following through further than your backswing you are creating a swing that will accelerate through the ball. If you don't do this, then your results are going to be inconsistent at best and disastrous at worst.
So I want you to practice a shorter swing and for consistent pitch shots you must make sure that your ball position is the same time after time. I suggest that you have your ball positioned in the middle of your stance as I'm demonstrating below. Do not have it any further forward than this unless you are playing a flop shot (high shot).
From a setup position similar to this (see picture 1) I want you to take your club back halfway so your arm is parallel to the ground (see picture 2). Now from this position simply follow-through but DO NOT stop at a position similar to picture 4 but carry on through until you achieve a position similar to picture 5.
So to improve your pitching simply keep practicing this back and through motion, with or without a ball. And remember on all pitch shots to follow-through further than your backswing and you'll dramatically improve your consistency.
One last point:
Don't forget to really exaggerate the short backswing and the long follow-through. This will help.