Are you struggling with your chipping? It’s frustrating and adds unnecessary strokes to your score. In this video, I demonstrate a drill that I know will help you immediately.
The chipping motion consists of the arms and hands swinging the club back and forth. The feet, knees, hips, chest and shoulders should move naturally as well. At no time should your lower body be frozen over the ball, and you don’t want excess tension in your wrists and forearms, either. A light grip will allow you to swing the golf club more naturally. This drill helps with both of those things.
Someone probably told you put the ball back in your stance when you chip, but it’s not usually good advice. It doesn’t allow the loft of the club to do its job. The ball should be in the middle of your stance to allow your arms to swing naturally and let the effective loft on the golf club get the ball in the air. Having the ball in the middle of your stance will also allow you to make better contact, which leads to more spin.
As you’ll see in the video, walking into the ball while swinging and brushing the grass will allow you to feel the fluid motion of the chip. Those ugly, skulled line drives will be few and far between once you try this drill a few times, and you’ll start hitting more pretty chip shots close to the pin more often.
Shallowing the Club: Two Moves to Avoid (Part 1)
It’s the move we all want in the downswing… and rightfully so. Shallowing the club is a great way to put your swing on plane and really start to narrow you misses. All shallowing moves are not equal, however; in fact, there are a couple that you’ll definitely want to try to avoid because they can actually have the opposite effect!
We’ve broken this series into two parts to make it more digestible. This is Part 1. Thank you for watching!
Shallowing the Club: Two Moves to Avoid (Part 2) is coming soon!
WATCH: How to hit better pitch shots by improving weight transfer
In this video, I use technology to help you better understand how you can pitch the ball like the pros.
When pitching, you may have learned to keep your weight on your lead foot throughout the shot. That’s not always the best approach. With BodiTrak, I show you how to move your weight correctly to achieve more consistent strikes.
A fool-proof technique to hit the short chip shot, with Gabe Golf
Short game guru Gabe Hjertstedt recently provided a number of short-game tips to GolfWRX Director of Original Content Johnny Wunder, and Editor Andrew Tursky at Scottsdale National Golf Club’s all new short game area. Each day this week, we released a new video from this 5-part series.
- Part 1: How to hit short-sided shots
- Part 2: How to hit the 40-yard bunker shot
- Part 3: How to hit the GIANT flop shot
- Part 4: Tricks to cure the chipping yips
In the final episode (part 5), Gabe helps Johnny overcome his fear of the easy shot around the greens. Enjoy the video below!
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