With the continuous evolution of golf equipment many players are probably wondering if the old school tips still work. Has the golf swing changed or are the new innovations just building on what worked all along. In the case of chipping, the touted wrist lock is still relevant and I recommend you if you do not use it if you are not already doing so.
If you are wondering, I have locked my left (lead) wrist for a very long time. It has always been a steady technique for my short game and I use it as my corner stone for chipping under 25 yards.
For my game, there are a few other considerations that I would like to share.
- In the long grass (it stands about the same height as the ball) I open my club face and play the ball slightly forward
- I keep most of my weight on my lead foot unless the ball is on the uphill lie
- I move my lead foot back and open my hips
- I try to keep the club head below the height of my knees on my back swing a follow through
- I keep my club head on the line a chose and make sure my follow through stays on that line
These tips work for me and I would suspect that many of you use the same techniques. Sometimes they are modified slightly, but overall these are old school moves and still work best for any amateur!
Any thoughts old school techniques still being relevant today?
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!