In many ways, pitching is a straight-forward technique to pick up, because it’s just like a miniature golf swing. 

When you’re pitching, you’re only swinging hip-high to hip-high and no more. Aim to keep your pitch high so it has more air time than ground time (the opposite of chipping)

Ideal scenario: when you absolutely need to get the ball airborne. Such as hitting to an elevated green, or hitting over lava rocks or a bunker – this is when you would pitch it.