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Practicing your chip shot
By Steve Knowles, PGA
The Captain’s Golf Course
The chip shot is very similar to a putting stroke. It is played when you’re just off the green in the “fringe,” and you need to carry the ball onto the green.
In setting up to hit a chip shot, (for a right-handed player), you want your feet fairly close together, about six inches apart (short shot, narrow stance).
Your feet should set you up with an “open” (aimed left) stance, shoulders aimed at your target. Set up with your hands even with your left leg, with 60 percent of your weight on your left leg.
The ball should be even with your right foot.
Once you’re set up, you want to use just your shoulders and arms swinging back and through keeping your left wrist the same throughout the shot. This is much like a putting stroke, which is also just shoulders and arms in a pendulum motion.
The ball should have a low trajectory landing on the green and rolling toward the hole. With practice the ball should end up within two feet of the hole every time.
See you on the links!
Steve Knowles, P.G.A. Golf Professional
Head Golf Professional
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