You’ll need a 60- or 64- degree wedge with clean grooves (very important for creating spin). Address the ball as though you’re hitting a bunker shot with an open stance pointed slightly left of your target and with the clubface laid wide open.
In the pantheon of short-game shots the 15-yard pitch swing falls somewhere between “moderately easy” and a “piece o’ cake.” Here’s how it works: Make it synchronized—take the club back with your upper and lower body moving in unison.
Make your normal backswing then slam the toe of the club into the sand. And I mean slam it! Once you feel impact loosen your grip pressure allowing the club to rotate in your hands to a squared position.