phil mickelson –
2021 pga champion!
“Pelz Draw”, “Pelz Gap”, “Pelz 6”, “Pelz Sand Wedge”…
What were Phil & his Brother-Caddie Tim talking about?
Phil Mickelson taking 5 yards off his “Pelz” L-wedge swing.
As Alumni of the Pelz Scoring Game Schools know, a fundamental of scoring is precision with your wedges and short irons from knowing your distances with different length backswings. I have worked with Phil for 15+ years – and he has taken to referring to the 9:00 backswing that we teach all of our students as his “Pelz” swing.
With his precise distance calibration of all of his wedges plus 9 through 6 irons, he was talking and making “Pelz” swings a lot during the tournament.
Example of my 9:00 backswing which flies 60 yards with my L wedge, 10 yards from the sand.
A “Pelz” swing is simply a ¾ swing where your leading arm becomes parallel to the ground and results in a shot which flies approximately ¾ of your normal full swing distance. You can fade or draw it depending on the green and wind conditions.
Example of a “Pelz Draw” – a 9:00 backswing that you “turn over” and Draw to the target.
Let’s ALL get inspired by Phil – to develop the best Short Game of your Life, and hope he uses it well at the upcoming US Open at Torrey Pines to win his career Grand Slam!
Good luck, Phil!
Good Scoring to You,