When practicing pitching, players should focus on their length of swing, rather than speed, and even club choice to control the distance and trajectory of their pitch shot. Once a technique to pitch the ball with a consistent pattern has been developed, the way it is practiced is vital to producing good results on the course. Easiest way to produce good, accurate, distance control pitches on the course is to practice from 30-70 yards using your full pre-shot routine with no more than two shots from each distance. Use spacing of 1-3 yards in between shots. Be sure to change clubs to change trajectory. Good luck and enjoy!