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WATCH: When chipping with your hybrid is a foolproof option

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Depending on where the flag is, what the grass is like, and where your golf ball is just off the green, chipping with your hybrid may be your best option by far, says Tom Stickney. To see how and when to execute the hybrid-from-off-the-green shot, check out this video.

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Tom F. Stickney II is the Director of Instruction and Business Development at Punta Mita, in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico (www.puntamita.com) He is a Golf Magazine Top 100 Teacher, and has been honored as a Golf Digest Best Teacher and a Golf Tips Top-25 Instructor. Tom is also a Trackman University Master/Partner, a distinction held by less than 15 people in the world. Punta Mita is a 1500 acre Golf and Beach Resort located just 45 minuted from Puerto Vallarta on a beautiful peninsula surrounded by the Bay of Banderas on three sides. Amenities include two Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses- with 14 holes directly on the water, a Golf Academy, four private Beach Clubs, a Four Seasons Hotel, a St. Regis Hotel, as well as, multiple private Villas and Homesites available. For more information regarding Punta Mita, golf outings, golf schools and private lessons, please email: tom.stickney@puntamita.com

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  1. Bob Jones

    Jan 11, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    You do have to practice this shot because the ball will come off the face of a hybrid pretty hot.

  2. Dennis

    Jan 8, 2019 at 7:03 am

    I’m no expert but I would guess distance control is much easier with a shorter and heavier club than a hybrid?

  3. SwingMan

    Jan 6, 2019 at 11:08 am

    I’ve used a hybrid as a putter but NOT from that far off the green. I’d rather use a 56 unless I had practiced the hybrid a LOT from 20 yds off the green. From 5-15 ft off the green, no issues using a hybrid because it’s the bette and easierr play many times rather than the 56.

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Director of Performance at Urban Golf Performance
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