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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...

Using Your Hands to Shape Your Shots

Only the very best players in the world have become great hand shapers of the golf ball. Consider Nick Faldo at the peak of his career in the late 80s/early 90s, Tiger Woods, and Bubba Watson in the modern game. Learning how to draw and fade the...

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...

Ball Position Guide for Higher Trajectory Chip Shots

Higher Trajectory Shots You can easily get the ball to go higher by shifting the ball slightly forward in your stance and making the same motion. The ball will come up slightly shorter because you’re increasing that loft, so you will have to hit it...

Ball Position Guide for Mid-Trajectory Chip Shots

Mid-Trajectory Shots Really all you have to worry about is making sure that your ball position is in about the center of your stance. From there, you’ll be making the same chipping motion you normally would, rotating your body back and through. This...

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...

Ball Position Guide for Lower Trajectory Chip Shots

Lower Trajectory ShotsShifting your ball position back in your stance is an effective way to hit lower trajectory shots when chipping and pitching. Normally you start with the ball in the center of your stance to get that mid-flight shot that lands...

Recovery Shots: Escaping from the trees

For the average golfer, if you’re stuck behind trees you’ve probably heard to “just take your medicine”. This means that you should take the easiest route to get the ball back to the fairway so you can have the best approach in for your next shot...