If you ask experienced golfers which shot they feel that every player needs, I bet the overwhelming response would be the same. Anyone who has played golf for any length of time has lived through the requirement of this shot and paid the piper for not having it in their bag. Personally, my game suffered until I decided to focus on learning and refining it over may years of effort. Other than a great putting stroke, as a beginner I believe that all beginners should learn how to chip the ball from 25 yards or closer to the pin. This shot is a stroke saver and should be in everyone’s golf bag.Continue reading
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What is the Right Way to Chip a Golf Ball?
Depending on who you talk too, there are many ways to chip a golf ball. My darling wife asked me that very question a few days ago and I told her to do what feels natural. Now, I am a strong believer that players like Phil Mickelson have more to to offer on this subject than most can absorb; yet I continue to follow his teachings. But for players like my wife who have to work through what is best for them, Phil’s teachings are too detailed for her growing skill-set. So, this goes back to the question, What is the right way to chip a golf ball?Continue reading