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Pitching: Club Selection

When you are out on the golf course, it is so important to have a variety of shots. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by using the same length swing but with different lofted clubs. Doing so will give you a number of different distances...

Chip or Pitch?

A chip shot is considered any shot inside of about 20-25 yards. These shots won’t require a great deal of effort to create the power required to get the ball on the green. Although there is no definitive difference between a chip and pitch shot, as...

Grip Pressure When Chipping Into the Wind

A quick tip can easily improve your game when you’re chipping into the wind. Take your normal setup for a chip shot: ball centered and weight slightly forward. Pay attention to the grip pressure in your lead hand (your left hand for a right-handed...

Straight Arm Flop Shot

You may have seen the Mickelson flop on TV and he’s obviously unbelievable at it, but it’s a tough shot to compare yourself to. It takes a lot of manipulation with the hands, a lot of time, a lot of practice, and it’s just not going to be that...

How Your Body Speed Affects Spin

Body speed is a great way to increase your spin rate when chipping and pitching. With the club traveling on a shallow path, the body can accelerate through impact. This increases the speed the club head moves past the ball. The faster the club moves...

The Basics of Chipping and Pitching

Stance. When you’re taking your stance on a full shot, you’re going to be standing with your feet about shoulder width apart. You want a wider base when you hit a full shot to restrict your ability to over-turn your lower half. When you...

How to Hit the Advanced Flop Shot

The advanced flop shot, aka the Mickelson Flop Shot, is one you’ve seen countless times in ESPN top 10s. There’s a couple of fundamentals you can think about in your setup position that will help you achieve this shot. Your normal setup on a chip...