Keep it simple

Pitch and run is a stroke of brushing the grass, Stop and little forward motion or even backspin is the same motion. The arc becomes more abrupt on the takeaway and more of a punch and hold on the down swing.Light grip , as in putting, gives you feel, but see your spot where you want to land. Depending on contour will it promote backspin or just slow the progression down hill. The club NEVER gets in front of your hands !