DIY Chipping Mat

After long since promising, I have put together an article on how I built a chipping mat for less than $50. My mat is designed for short chipping practice in a relatively confined space. Since constructing my training aid in February, I have used it almost everyday for no less than 15 minutes. Additionally, my wife has made a habit of chipping everyday as she is planning to start playing golf again this year. This consistent effort to chip often is really starting to pay off dividends, but first how to build your own DIY chipping mat.

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Wrist Locked on Short Chips – Update

A couple of weeks ago, I offered my view on keeping my wrist locked on short chips. After reading my description, I thought it would be best to make an infographic (after questions from my Buddy Kirk who is a fantastic short game player in his own right) to help clearly expand how to adopt the proper stance.

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Spring Is Almost Here: Indoor Practice Drills To Get Ready

I continue to chip and putt every day in preparation for spring. We are just a few weeks away, but I am always willing to try new things before the ranges open. Kevin, a constant supporter of The Grateful Golfer, pointed out a video about setting the club first before aligning our body when making a golf shot. I admit that I have done this in the past, but seem to have gotten away from the habit. It might be time to revisit this approach. Additionally, the video offered some other excellent tips that I thought are worth sharing. Take a look!

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Golf Tip: Adopting the Proper Putting Stance

Adopting the proper putting stance is very important to successfully sinking those knee-knocking 5 foot putts. The key to always stand in the same position to ensure that your putting stroke is consistent and effective. But, how do we do this? I came across a quick video that will help you adopt the proper stance that will lead to lower golf scores.

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Is Your Course Management Style Aggressive or Passive?

Course management is an important aspect of any golf game. Understanding the proper time to attempt an aggressive shot was built through previous successes and failing at some of the more riskier shot selections. It can be studied, but until you actually put your studies into action, you will never really understand which course management method will work best for you. I use a course management process that is both aggressive and passive during the same round.

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