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This is Communal Mirth Project Challenge #001:

You have three attempts to hit a pitch shot with four golf balls at once from a fairway lie or the best approximation (a mat is fine).

Tips:

  • Put the balls in a slight arc.
  • Use the proper pitching motion so that your club glides for a long time.
  • Put the balls two or three inches apart so that they have space to launch without just hitting the ball in front.
  • Watch out for toe shanks. :)

Rules:

  • Film yourself trying this the first THREE times. No practicing. :) Scout's honor.
  • Post the YouTube video to this thread when you're done.
  • Mirth ensues.

Have fun!

P.S. We filmed an instructional video on this a few weeks ago that I've got to edit and get online at some point…

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For some reason YouTube doesn't want to process this...here's a VIMEO. Got 3 (2 got up, 1 was basically bladed) on the first pass and got all 4 on the second and third attempt. There was plenty of

Not sure why I decided to set the camera up so close...

About a 25-30 yard swing. First swing felt clunky with the fourth ball, second swing felt better. With the third swing the fourth ball went way left No change in pitching technique, just made sure

This is Communal Mirth Project Challenge #001:

You have three attempts to hit a pitch shot with four golf balls at once from a fairway lie or the best approximation (a mat is fine).

Tips:

Put the balls in a slight arc.

Use the proper pitching motion so that your club glides for a long time.

Put the balls two or three inches apart so that they have space to launch without just hitting the ball in front.

Watch out for toe shanks. :)

Rules:

Film yourself trying this the first THREE times. No practicing. :) Scout's honor.

Post the YouTube video to this thread when you're done.

Mirth ensues.

Have fun!

P.S. We filmed an instructional video on this a few weeks ago that I've got to edit and get online at some point…

How long a pitch shot? 40 yards okay?

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How long a pitch shot? 40 yards okay?

LOL ... ummmm ... you're hitting FOUR balls.  I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet that the challenge is just to see if you can actually pitch all of them.  The first one might go 40 and the last might go 20, but the goal (seems to me) is just to see if you can actually pitch them all ... AT ALL.

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This is Communal Mirth Project Challenge #001:

You have three attempts to hit a pitch shot with four golf balls at once from a fairway lie or the best approximation (a mat is fine).

Tips:

Put the balls in a slight arc.

Use the proper pitching motion so that your club glides for a long time.

Put the balls two or three inches apart so that they have space to launch without just hitting the ball in front.

Watch out for toe shanks. :)

Rules:

Film yourself trying this the first THREE times. No practicing. :) Scout's honor.

Post the YouTube video to this thread when you're done.

Mirth ensues.

Have fun!

P.S. We filmed an instructional video on this a few weeks ago that I've got to edit and get online at some point…

How long a pitch shot? 40 yards okay?

Lol. You crack me up @Lihu

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How long a pitch shot? 40 yards okay?

LOL ... ummmm ... you're hitting FOUR balls.  I'm pretty sure it's a safe bet that the challenge is just to see if you can actually pitch all of them.  The first one might go 40 and the last might go 20, but the goal (seems to me) is just to see if you can actually pitch them all ... AT ALL.

My next question was how far do you expect all the balls to go. . . :-D

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Does it have to be a legal stroke or can you use the "saucer pass" chipping technique? I should be able to give this a shot tomorrow on an empty practice range during my free period.

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Does it have to be a legal stroke or can you use the "saucer pass" chipping technique? I should be able to give this a shot tomorrow on an empty practice range during my free period.


Legal stroke. Except of course that you're hitting four balls. :)

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Legal stroke. Except of course that you're hitting four balls. :)

Alright, I'll see what I can do.

Can your fairway lie be "improved" by raising the turf for the first and last ball so that you can hit them all on a slight vertical, as well as horizontal, arc or will I just need to find a naturally dish shaped area?

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Alright, I'll see what I can do.

Can your fairway lie be "improved" by raising the turf for the first and last ball so that you can hit them all on a slight vertical, as well as horizontal, arc or will I just need to find a naturally dish shaped area?

Whatever you want… no guarantees people don't call you on that one. :)

we did it

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For some reason YouTube doesn't want to process this...here's a VIMEO.

Got 3 (2 got up, 1 was basically bladed) on the first pass and got all 4 on the second and third attempt. There was plenty of "dispersion". :-$

Zero practice swings, what you see is what you get. I had an advantage from the thin layer of snow. They were also semi frozen foam balls, dunno if that would make any difference to the level of difficulty...but it was also the first time I've hit a ball in two weeks, and the first time I've hit a pitch in well over a month.

  • First attempt was too much leading edge and I dug in before I got to the fourth ball.
  • Balls were lined up on a gentle INwards arc.
  • Just tried to keep the swing bottom as long and level as possible. Used my knees to make everything more "lateral" so I could stretch out the swing bottom. Sometimes I do that to hit flops...

Sorry about the sun glare, didn't realize how crappy a spot I choose to film until it was too late.

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About a 25-30 yard swing. First swing felt clunky with the fourth ball, second swing felt better. With the third swing the fourth ball went way left :loco: No change in pitching technique, just made sure to keep turning through the shot.

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