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  1. Quick and Dirty of Chipping the Ball

  2. Getting Out of Trouble Off the Knees

    Written for the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy by Doug Weaver

    Expect the best, and prepare for the worst. This is what we do in my Shortgame II Class. I put you in 15 situations that you do not like and teach you how to get out successfully. Today we are working on the "off the knees and under a branch" situation. You do not see many people practicing this on the range, however it is a great place ...
  3. Chipping Setup Basics

    If you find yourself stuck on a scoring plateau in your golf game and struggling to lower your scores-- take a hard look at your chipping. Your shots around the green are what make a mediocre round into a great round. When you are chipping well and feel confident around the greens, not only do you get up in down more often, but it makes a significant impact on your whole game. When you can stand in the fairway and KNOW that you can get it up and down from anywhere, you will be amazed at how good ...
  4. Toe Down Tip

    If you are having trouble hitting your chips solid, here is a change to make in your setup to improve: Set up with the heel of the club up in the air a little. This is especially helpful if you tend to hit your chips a little fat. By getting the toe down, you set up a little more upright and can simulate more of a putting stroke. The heel can’t dig into the ground any more and you will swing with a better arc. ...
  5. Chips from the Rough

    Not all of our chips will be from the perfect lie on the fringe, so we need to make sure we practice out of a variety of lies. Next time you practice your chipping, drop your ball in some rough and try to recreate more realistic lies. Here are a couple things you should change in your chipping when you encounter a tough lie in the rough:

    • Use more a little more loft then you normal, the extra loft makes it a little easier to get down to the ball and to get the ball up and out of ...
  6. Up and Down Drill

    Here is the best chipping drill to truly simulate what you want to accomplish on the golf course. Find a chipping green with several holes on it and play an Up and Down Course. You only need one ball, your chipping club of choice, and your putter. Chip to the different holes and attempt to get it up and down to each hole, putting in after you have hit each chip. This kind of practice is MUCH more effective than chipping a bunch of balls to the same target from the same lie with the same club. ...