Plenty of shots are lost around the green from duffed and thinned chips, so why not use a safer method?
The hybrid chip burst on the scene during Todd Hamilton’s 2004 Open Championship win and has been around ever since.
To play the hybrid chip effectively, get your weight slightly ahead of the ball on the front foot with the ball back of centre, narrow your stance, have the club more in your palms and then try to hit it with a slightly descending blow. Don’t flip the hands through impact but rather lead with the but end of the grip through impact keeping the face square to the target. Keeping the upper arms snug to the chest helps!
Once you’ve got these checkpoints sorted, begin adding the shot to your pre-round practice and you’ll quickly stop wasting shots around the greens.
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When practicing work on developing a correct and reliable Swing Sequence.
There are two basic moves in the swing. One is to move the club away from the ball and the other is to move the club back to the ball. The first is referred to as the takeaway and the second is referred to as the downswing.
What happens between these two movements is a change of direction in the swinging of the club.
Focus on getting the sequence of the movements in the correct order and in good tempo to insure good swing path and angle of attack into the ball.
Study Ben Hogan’s swing to see him squat to start the downswing
Over the years of teaching, I have notice students inability to improve their golf swings was due mainly to their lack of not knowing how to practice properly. A serious golfer must be very systematic in his or her approach to good practice. Things to remember:
Have a practice plan
Loosen up your golfing muscles before hitting
Concentrate on the area of your game that is giving you the most problem.
Put into practice the advice that was given to you by your local golf instructor.
Give yourself time to practice, rushing through a bucket will only speed up your swing.
Allow time for your short game around and on the green.
The instructors at Eaglequest will tell you that students that improve their golfing skills are those that implement sound practice habits. Remember the baby steps you take now to improve your swing will develop into giant steps in the future of your golf game.
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