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Here is the cure to hitting your chip shots a little thin!

Here is the cure to hitting your chip shots a little thin!

Here is the cure to hitting your chip shots a little thin!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

I agree that hitting your chip shots thin (hitting the ball at its equator) is one of THE most annoying and frustrating shots in golf.  You are just off the green, ready to chip it up and tap in your par and BAM, you blade the ball across the green and into a bunker.  From there, you are doomed to a double bogey or worse.  To ensure that you do NOT do this, Mark Crossfield of AskGolfGuru gives you a couple of things to work on the next time you are at the range.

Source: Mark Crossfield   AskGolfGuru

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How to stop hitting the big ball before the small ball!

How to stop hitting the big ball before the small ball!

How to stop hitting the big ball before the small ball!

Golf Chats is a website to encourage discussions on various subjects relating to the game of golf. I am Mel Sole, Director of Instruction of the Mel Sole Golf School and SAPGA Master Professional.  I invite you to enter into a discussion on this or any article on the golfchats.com website.  The input is for the entire subscriber base to learn something new each time!  Please post your comments below.  Keep it clean and tasteful.  We are here to learn from one another!

Hitting the ground before the ball can be one of the most annoying shots in golf.  The ball goes nowhere, and you sometimes hurt your wrist in the process.  Mark Crossfield of  AskGolfGuru explains that attempting to hit up on the ball or starting the downswing with the arms instead of the lower body are two ways that this can occur.  Shift your weight correctly, and you can cure this dreaded shot!

Golf is a game of opposites — swing down to make the ball go up, swing easy to make the ball go far — so it’s easy to understand why beginners and amateurs have trouble trusting the shots they need to hit to succeed.

Mark Crossfield takes on one of these difficult teachings and explains how a player’s desire to get the ball up in the air could be the very reason they are laying the sod over the ball and chunking it. He offers up a simple drill that will force you to swing down onto the ball and eliminate hitting the ground before the golf ball.

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