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Use chipping to improve your full swing says Keegan Bradley!

Use chipping to improve your full swing says Keegan Bradley!

Use chipping to improve your full swing says Keegan Bradley!

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!

To be a good chipper, you have to learn to control the arc’s bottom to make good crisp contact.  Reaching the bottom of the arc too soon results in hitting behind the ball, and reaching the bottom too late results in a skulled or “bladed” shot.  Neither is desirable.  Keegan Bradley is a staunch believer that if you can learn to control the bottom of the arc in your chipping, it will carry over to your full swing and further enhance your golf game.  Thanks to  and  of Golf Digest for this interesting article!

Use chipping to improve your full swing says Keegan Bradley!

 

I’ve always played my best golf in the summer.

I won the 2011 PGA Championship in August, and my other two tour wins were in August and late May. Could be from growing up in Vermont. After shaking off the rust in spring and getting my body used to playing again, I always felt the pressure of about a 10-week window to shoot some low rounds and prove to myself I was getting better. Now that I play the tour and live in Jupiter, Fla., my life is perpetual summer. Still, there’s a part of me that expects to hit that mid-season form my buddies and I used to talk about.

When it’s deep into the season and you’re not playing well, it’s frustrating. This is when it’s time to revisit some basics. To me, the basics are driving and chipping. If you can do those two things well, you’ll be hard to beat. It’s rare to mess up a short iron from a fairway that badly. And if you can chip the ball to a foot, your putter doesn’t matter.

 
To read the rest of how chipping can improve your long game, go here!

Source:  and  of Golf Digest

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The address position will affect the direction when chipping.

The address position will affect the direction when chipping.

The address position will affect the direction when chipping.

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 have always felt chipping is the simplest part of the game.  It is a tiny swing, has a large margin for error. The golden rule of fly the ball as little as possible with a fairly straight-faced club helps also.  BUT, students seem to struggle with this shot.  Here Pierce Ward and Andy Proudman of meandmygolf.com explains that the correct address position makes this shot really simple, turning you into a great chipper! Make sure your address position is 100% correct 100% of the time! This way, your consistency and accuracy will really improve on the golf course!

Chipping it close. In this weeks Go Low PGA Professionals Piers Ward and Andy Proudman talk about set up and grip to help you improve your accuracy when chipping.

Source: Meandmygolf

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To be a good chipper you have to learn to control your airtime!

To be a good chipper you have to learn to control your airtime!

To be a good chipper you have to learn to control your airtime!

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 have used this drill in the past to help me control my airtime on both my pitch and chip shots.  

Choosing a specific number of balls (the same number each time) and seeing how many you can land in the hole, teaches you distance control.  Once you can control your airtime, by using different clubs you can then also control your ground time (roll) for the ball to finally end up next to or in the hole. Do that and you will be a really good chipper!  Thanks to   Peter Finch Golf for this very helpful exercise!

This is a fantastic drill to getting your short game next to the hole and save a few strokes a round. Just pick up about 10 balls, grab your lob wedge, and choose a target about 15 yards away. Watch the video for all the details.

Source: Swing by Swing     Peter Finch Golf

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