Learn the secrets of playing Golf well, this video shows you how to play a very short chip shot.
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How to Play Golf - Very Short Chip Shot
Alright guys here we are blustery may day this is Victoria Day Holiday for us here in Canada and believe it or not it’s snowing in a few places this morning so we’re quite disgusted with the situation but I’m going to take advantage of the situation long week end, I got home early, I’m going to do a couple of videos for you one of them is on the short chip shot. Now we did a short chip shot. The controversial one you know when I left it short but technically it looks sound.
Well I’m going to redo that video for you right now but at the same time I’m going to show you how to really make the delicate chip shot when you’re really close and you need to deaden the impact and trickle it up to the hole instead of using our standard grip where the heeled pad is on top of the grip and you know the full compressing action of the hands impart that spin on the clubface and the compression on the ball. We’re going to use the putting grip. The putting grip is if you go to the putt grip video you’ll see exactly what I mean I’m passing it right through the center of the palm of my hand and I’m going to use my putting grip.
You notice how the shaft is an extension of my forearms, the club is hanging from my shoulders and from there I’m using my putting stroke, the only exception here is that I’m leaning my hands forward and if you grip down just a tad you’ll feel that the butt of the club is leaning right up against the inside part of your wrist so that you really are aware of whether or not you’re maintaining that lower case Y. So again I’m going to push it back and let it fall and I’m using a nice fluid putting stroke keeping my weight forward and my hands forward.
Push fall, okay, so I’m going to take my practice swing hold my finish and look at where I want to land the ball so I want to land the ball basically right about here and let it trickle down to the hole and slightly down hill down a bit. Push, fall, a little more momentum that felt really good let’s see what happens. Oh that should be pretty darn good. Come on up. Better result left it a foot short that’s much better so you’re using putting grip to reduce the amount of compression on the ball and you’re using your putting strokes like putting loft.
Hands forward, weigh forward push and fall hold the finish, holding your finish is really important and then you can look at the spot where you want to land the ball and then execute the same way and hopefully you’ll leave yourself with a nice tapping like that. Okay, here we go. So just as a final note when you hold the club across the palm of the hand and the heel of the club is going to raise off the ground and you will be chipping with the toe of the club which further deadens the impact.
If I was holding with a standard grip you notice I would be further away from the ball and the club would be sitting nice and flat, alright and this would have full contact with the ground and full compression factor with eh club and the ball relationship whereas if I hold it through the palm I have to stand much closer like when I putt it’s a lot more upright. It’s hanging below my shoulders so he notes the heels off the ground that’s normal okay.
So now when I go to the ball I’m still going to have that left foot slightly back, wait forward, hands forward and then I’m going to go ahead and do a nice long putting stroke. He knows the contact was excellent and that’s a nice tap and pile right there. So I hope you enjoyed that.