Hitting The Ground First When Chipping

I stumbled across this video from MeandMyGolf regarding when to make contact on the ground while chipping. They explain the different thought processes and techniques in the video below, but what struck my attention is their discussion about bounce. Kevin, a daily follower at The Grateful Golfer, asked about bounce just the other day. How fortuitous that I found the instructional video.

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A Different Golf Swing Almost Every Day

Have you ever noticed that your golf swing can change from day to day? Some days it is a smooth as silk and others we cut more wood than Paul Bunyan. I have no rhyme or reason as to the differences, but it happens. The good thing about knowing that our swing changes, I think it is important to be able to adjust my on course strategy to account for swing discrepancies. It is the nature of golf and every played should be able to go with the flow!

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Playing Golf at Three Quarter Speed

As I return from a back injury, I decided to play at 3/4 speed for the first 18 holes. It was amazing that I really did not lose much in distance (actually hit some farther than normal) or accuracy. I learned several things other aspects of my game that I feel is definitely worth sharing. It was very enlightening for me and as such, I will use what I learned yesterday to improve my game moving forward.

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Using a Sand Wedge to Chip

I could offer many different options for chipping with a sand wedge. Unfortunately, my view might not fit your game and I would hate send you down the rabbit hole. However, as with all wedges, it is important to know the distance you feel most comfortable when chipping. I know my distances, do you know yours?

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