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Flop Shot

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...

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...

How Your Angle of Attack Affects Spin

There’s a common misconception that hand manipulation is the only way to increase spin, particularly when chipping and pitching. Although this can definitely help, it will not do so if your angle of attack is incorrect. As is my belief with 85...

Chipping Tight Lies: Handle Up, Use the Toe

This can be a terrifying scenario for many golfers and very hard to control. There are a couple of key fundamentals you can focus on at home which should help you hit this shot with more confidence and consistency. First of all, get closer to the...

Pitching Downwind vs Into the Wind

Here’s a couple of pointers to help you when pitching downwind vs into the wind. Downwind: Chipping downwind, particularly to a short pin, can be intimidating. Knowing the wind is going to make it difficult for the ball to stop can be a helpless...

Checking Grip Pressure When Chipping Downwind

Chipping downwind can be a challenging task. It is important to use your most lofted wedge on almost every chip shot downwind. The wind will naturally reduce the spin on the ball causing it to roll out further than normal. A simple tip to help...