There are many different techniques a golfer can use to chip around the green. I use a plethora of techniques to chip, but one I have not really mastered using a hybrid with which to chip. I have tried it many times, yet I cannot seem to find the right opportunity to us a hybrid. Maybe I am not thinking about it properly. Or maybe I have not practiced enough with a hybrid to feel comfortable enough to make it my club of choice.Continue reading
I found this video that talks about flicking our wrists during a chip. It is a fundamental error I see in many of my playing partners. This topic is nothing, however this video explains why it is important to have a calm consistent tempo when chipping the ball. I like the discussion and solutions provided to reducing flicking or our wrists because it addresses a fundamental aspect of our short game that should not be overlooked.Continue reading
I have decided to repurpose an old post because of a tournament I play in two weekends ago at Clear Springs Golf Course. The rough around the green was long, wet and thick. When I used my technique of toe down chipping, I was asked by the playing partner and opponents what I was doing. They asked because my ball effortlessly popped out of a difficult lie with great success. Thus, with fall golf upon me and the grass being wet and think, I thought it was important to revisit this great chipping tip.
We have all heard of life hacks that make our lives easier. Well, golf is no different as there are a few tricks and tips to help you shoot better scores. And this is one of them. I use this technique often and it is something I learned about 20 years ago. It is such and integral part of my game, I actually overlooked talking about it earlier. Today we rectify that oversight. It is time to talk about the benefits of chipping with the toe of our club.Continue reading
As I improved my course management skills through the years, I came to realize that hitting balls from a distance outside my comfort zone was not good for my score. The distance I dreaded most was from 30 to 50 yards. At best, this was a shot that required a different type of shot each time and I was challenged to match the shot requirements. My biggest challenge was not having the knowledge or understanding to hit a shot from 30 to 50 yards. Well, I finally found a simple explanation that will benefit all golfers.Continue reading
After my practice round on Wednesday past in preparation for the 2 person best ball tournament (a 2 day event) I am dissecting were I can improve my game in order to reduce my golf score. During yesterday’s article, I talked about the three major areas of focus that were gleaned from playing Clear Springs after a 10 year hiatus. After more introspection, I think that chipping onto the fast greens is an area I will have to think about more. So, it is back to the basics for me.Continue reading