10 Jun 4 Chipping Drills Guaranteed To Lower Your Scores
4 Chipping Drills Guaranteed To Lower Your Scores
Check out these four ways to sharpen up your short game and get it up and down more often, courtesy of Golf Monthly Top 25 Coach Barney Puttick –
1 Par 18
Many golfers know that adding a competitive element to their chipping practice is a great idea, whether playing for a drink, a quid or two, or simply pride.
It adds a little bit of ‘live’ pressure as you look to beat your mate or improve your personal best.
Chip from a variety of distances and lies, with the winner of the last chip choosing the next one.
Even better, add a putting element by creating a nine-hole ‘Par 18’ challenge where your objective is to get up and down every time.
Chipping repetitively from the same spot is fine when you’re working on technique, but one chance is all you get on the course.
2 Coat hanger drill
Use a plastic coat hanger like this one to get the feeling of how the hands and wrists should be working through impact, especially if you have a tendency to flick at the ball.
To chip well, you need to keep your left hand in front of the ball at impact.
Ensuring the coat hanger comes into contact with your left forearm through impact will help you find the right position.
If you feel the hanger coming into contact with your right forearm, you’ll know you’ve flicked at the ball, with the wrists too active.
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