Simulate 'tossing a ball'

My personal opinion is that too many professionals rely on a bump and run – ball back and lean the hands forward. We are not teaching our amateurs to use the bounce of the wedge enough. I try to teach my students to simulate ‘tossing a ball’. Place the ball in the middle of the stance and make sure the right hand keeps going through the ball. Weakening the left hand can help quite a bit with this. It gives the ball a nice height and gives the player some control on the distance.