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Best chipping tip I can offer is to stay connected with your club by letting your body lead the take away rather than your hands. If you maintain an imaginary connection between the butt of your club and your sternum your body will stay connected with your club. This movement is very much like your putter stroke. The result is consistent downward contact with the ball, balance and tempo.


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This quick youtube video from the "Professor" might work for you. Also I'd setup a video next time you're out practicing. I found that sometimes what we think is happening with our bodies (movements,

Get on Phil Mickelsons instagram....he has been posting short game tips every week.   I'd certainly take his word over mine 🙂

One thing a former player of mine taught me was to go buy a cheap, beat-up wedge. Then, grab some old balls, and practice chipping off of CONCRETE! You learn to use the bounce VERY quickly! I thought

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10 hours ago, Kenny B said:

some of us are ab normal

"You brought me an abnormal brain?!?!”

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14 hours ago, Shankster said:

I’ll post the video again. But you can absolutely not go wrong with learning from one of the best short game players of all time.
 

Shanks - that Seve vid is pure gold!!! Thx!

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That second Shawn Clement vid reminded me of an excellent tip I received in one of my early short game lessons..... 

Hold a golf ball in your trail hand, palm up, and gently toss the ball underhanded onto a spot on the green.

Pick up a club and do the EXACT SAME motion.

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Shanks - that Seve vid is pure gold!!! Thx!


No problem. There’s a longer version on YouTube as well. He goes over the basics, pitching, chipping, bunker, pitch and run, floaters, putting.

Genius. I watch it once a week.
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On 2/28/2019 at 12:52 PM, JudgeSmails said:

Get on Phil Mickelsons instagram....he has been posting short game tips every week.   I'd certainly take his word over mine 🙂

I started following Phil's tips and i´m getting a great ball contact, that alone improved my approach shots.

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Some simple but effective techniques in here...

 

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10 hours ago, cksurfdude said:

"You brought me an abnormal brain?!?!”

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I KNEW someone would get it.  I should have known it would be you!!  😂

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Honestly I don't love the back foot ball position for most players. It creates a very steep attack angle that I think leads to a lot of chunks (or blades if you flip at it from back there).
I prefer the ball further forward, so you have to chase after it a little bit. If I'm struggling to find the bottom of the arc I'll practice for a few minutes standing on my left foot only w the right off the ground. That helps me center and keep the proper loft on the club.

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19 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

I KNEW someone would get it.  I should have known it would be you!!  😂

I got it,  just didn't comment.  🙂 

 

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This is an odd one but it came from Michael breed and is all about contact. It’s extremely simple but effective. Concentrate on the front part of the ball during your chip. I like to put the logo facing the target and just look at the logo. It’s so simple but it really works well and gives more consistent contact


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4 minutes ago, juspoole said:

This is an odd one but it came from Michael breed and is all about contact. It’s extremely simple but effective. Concentrate on the front part of the ball during your chip. I like to put the logo facing the target and just look at the logo. It’s so simple but it really works well and gives more consistent contact


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As you cannot touch the ball until it's on the green this could prove difficult 😏

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On 3/2/2019 at 1:15 AM, gaussman1 said:

Honestly I don't love the back foot ball position for most players. It creates a very steep attack angle that I think leads to a lot of chunks (or blades if you flip at it from back there).
I prefer the ball further forward, so you have to chase after it a little bit. If I'm struggling to find the bottom of the arc I'll practice for a few minutes standing on my left foot only w the right off the ground. That helps me center and keep the proper loft on the club.

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I like this a lot as back foot thins and chunks are my game right now. I found concentrating on chest turn in the downswing helps enormously but can lead to quickening of the swing again leading to thins and chunks.

I'll try some left foot only drills. Where do you position the ball and is your stance open and wide or small?

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On 3/1/2019 at 8:15 PM, gaussman1 said:

Honestly I don't love the back foot ball position for most players. It creates a very steep attack angle that I think leads to a lot of chunks (or blades if you flip at it from back there).

This is an excellent point that I had never considered. I move the ball around in my stance a lot depending on how high or low I want the ball to go. At my skill level (or lack thereof), maybe I'm asking too much of myself hoping for a perfect strike every time.

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I like this a lot as back foot thins and chunks are my game right now. I found concentrating on chest turn in the downswing helps enormously but can lead to quickening of the swing again leading to thins and chunks.
I'll try some left foot only drills. Where do you position the ball and is your stance open and wide or small?
My stance is open and narrow with ball up. That seems to make it easier for me to hit sort of "turn-turn" chips and pitches. And I stand pretty tall instead of bending way over the ball. Even flops I play this way. These are from a practice session hitting about 5 yard softies last summer. Still photos aren't super useful but it does show how much turn I'm using on such a short shot. For me the key is softness in the hands and arms on both sides of the ball and turn turn.Screenshot_20190304-115633.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115701.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115728.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115755.jpeg

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My stance is open and narrow with ball up. That seems to make it easier for me to hit sort of "turn-turn" chips and pitches. And I stand pretty tall instead of bending way over the ball. Even flops I play this way. These are from a practice session hitting about 5 yard softies last summer. Still photos aren't super useful but it does show how much turn I'm using on such a short shot. For me the key is softness in the hands and arms on both sides of the ball and turn turn.Screenshot_20190304-115633.thumb.jpeg.0528c8b38c93a0a6a2c5c09697cedc48.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115701.thumb.jpeg.c84e11e42566dc84b78f9bb9b3896393.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115728.thumb.jpeg.66e02a9acb694b3c59f3a046e34e4dc1.jpegScreenshot_20190304-115755.thumb.jpeg.fbe489041e8d888176bceced5875c590.jpeg

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Pretty big swing for a chip, I consider that more of a pitch.
I do agree with the turn aspect just do it with a shorter swing.
I am also finding that not dropping my right shoulder is key as well.
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9 minutes ago, cnosil said:


Pretty big swing for a chip, I consider that more of a pitch.
I do agree with the turn aspect just do it with a shorter swing.
I am also finding that not dropping my right shoulder is key as well.

I agree.  Definitely a pitch shot, but a nice one though.  I think of a chip shot something less than a 9 o'clock backswing and a follow through without a release of the club.

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10 minutes ago, cnosil said:


Pretty big swing for a chip, I consider that more of a pitch.
I do agree with the turn aspect just do it with a shorter swing.
I am also finding that not dropping my right shoulder is key as well.

These were 5-10 yard soft flops. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. As you can see clubface is wide open

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These were 5-10 yard soft flops. Sorry if I didn't make that clear. As you can see clubface is wide open


As I like to call them. Flop chips. Good technique!
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