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Not sure if anyone has been following Phil Mickleson on Instagram or Facebook but he has been releasing some tips and tricks to help. Of course when he talks short game everyone should be watching.

He mentioned 3 aspects of chipping to go by:

1 - Weight onto your forward foot

2 - hand ahead of the ball

3 - position the ball towards your front foot for a higher shot, towards your rear foot for a lower trajectory shot

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15 minutes ago, JonMUSC08 said:

Not sure if anyone has been following Phil Mickleson on Instagram or Facebook but he has been releasing some tips and tricks to help. Of course when he talks short game everyone should be watching.

He mentioned 3 aspects of chipping to go by:

1 - Weight onto your forward foot

2 - hand ahead of the ball

3 - position the ball towards your front foot for a higher shot, towards your rear foot for a lower trajectory shot

All great advice.  What he didn't say was "open stance", which is the first thing mentioned by most instructors.  I did that for years; not anymore.  Phil does say in another video he turns his trail foot in when pitching to help with a bigger turn, but he says nothing about the front foot.

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All great advice.  What he didn't say was "open stance", which is the first thing mentioned by most instructors.  I did that for years; not anymore.  Phil does say in another video he turns his trail foot in when pitching to help with a bigger turn, but he says nothing about the front foot.


Starting to see some of the short game instruction specialists move toward 50/50 and more square setup.
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Love watching Phil intruction videos.  Most of his tips are pretty straight forward, Thera not a lot of mystery in what he does which makes it easy to follow along. Very simple set up. Weight forward, ball position determines the type of shot. I think one of the best tips I’ve heard him give is. It doesn’t matter which shot type you choose, but you have to choose. Either play it toward your front foot and go high, or play it off the back foot and go low. Choose one way and commit to it. 

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14 minutes ago, Kor.A.Door said:

Love watching Phil intruction videos.  Most of his tips are pretty straight forward, Thera not a lot of mystery in what he does which makes it easy to follow along. Very simple set up. Weight forward, ball position determines the type of shot. I think one of the best tips I’ve heard him give is. It doesn’t matter which shot type you choose, but you have to choose. Either play it toward your front foot and go high, or play it off the back foot and go low. Choose one way and commit to it. 

Phil's advice is good, but he says that there is only one way to chip... his way.  Not every great golfer chips like Phil, and most amateurs can't.

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5 minutes ago, Kenny B said:

Phil's advice is good, but he says that there is only one way to chip... his way.  Not every great golfer chips like Phil, and most amateurs can't.

True not everyone chips like Phil, but his basic setup is pretty simple. He does way more than any ameteur should ever try. 

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