Having trouble seeing how it compares. I seldom skull pitches. I don't look an inch or two behind the ball when pitching. I make contact with the ball first when I pitch, kind of a nice pop off the club face..I certainly shouldn't be hitting the ball first on a bunker shot right?
I was going to bring this up earlier but didn't want to confuse anyone. Then I saw this and had to record it. Notice how the club starts coming into contact with the ground before the ball, like on a bunker shot, reason why bounce is your friend on pitches/bunker play.