Monday, November 28, 2011
Distance control on chipping... land your chips where you want
What to do:
Lay 2 clubs parallel to each other, about 2 feet apart, just on the green. They should also lay parallel to the fringe. Move off the green 1 yard. Grab the club you chip with the most (in my case a 54 degree sand wedge) and hit a chip, attempting to fly the ball over the closest club and short of the second. Do this 5 times, seeing the ball fly and land on a spot in between the clubs. Once you land all 5 in a row between the clubs you're done with that distance... move back another yard and do it again. Make it to 7 yards and you've finished!
How I did:
From 1 yds: 1 try
2 yds: 1 try
3 yds: 2 tries
4 yds: 5 tries
5 yds: 2 tries
6 yds: 1 try
7 yds: 5 tries
I love this drill. Most good chippers focus on a 'spot' on which they want to land their ball, and this drill speaks directly to that. It forces me to chip with solid contact, focusing on nothing but my target. I like to put a quarter in the middle of the 2 clubs... that really narrows my focus.
Intermediate- spread club 3 feet apart, only move back 5 yards
Beginner- spread the club 3 feet apart, only move back 3 yards