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Golf Secrets On Chipping From An Experienced Player

Golfers usually hear of the importance of the drive and the putting shot, it’s not so often other golf strokes receive the same level of attention. But, do you know the chip shot is equally crucial for a good score? This short game shot actually sets the stage for the final, all-important putting shot. The chip can have a huge impact on the score, hence to improve the shot you need some good advice from experienced players. Here are some of the chipping secrets that every golfer must know.

The Setup Secrets

  • Grip the club and position it just behind the ball. Yes, you need to position the club before assuming the normal chipping stance. This way it would be easier to aim the ball well and also get into the perfect chipping stance.

  • When you’re positioning the club in place your feet should be together. This way, your total focus will be on setting the aim during the setup.

  • After positioning the club, slowly spread the legs, not too wide, just enough to enable a good downward strike swing.

  • For the chip shot, you’re not going to play an expansive swing. Hence, give priority to balance and not the momentum of the swing.

The Swing Secrets

  • To be able to hit consistent chip shots players need to form a triangle between the shoulders, arms, and hands. Golfers need to make sure that all three – hands, arms, and shoulders – move as one during the backswing.

  • Unlike the putting shot, the hips need to move a little during the chip shot. To ensure the hips move, players have to maintain a relaxed lower body. Furthermore, during the backswing, there should be no weight transfer. Focus the body weight on the leading foot.

  • Even during the downswing the shoulders, hands, and arms must work in unison. These three must follow the hips that lead the downswing.

  • At the crucial moment of a swing, sometimes your left wrist might fail you and bend. This will result in a poor chip shot. Do your best to maintain a flat left wrist, which will ensure that the hands stay ahead of the club head during the downswing.

The Impact Secrets

  • Again, we’re back to the triangle. The triangle that you created at the initial stages of the swing must be maintained even at the impact point.

  • Also, during the impact ensure the wrists are flat and that your hands are ahead of the clubhead.

  • The triangle, position of the hands, and flat wrist during the finish must be same as the above. Maintain the finish posture until the rolling ball stops.

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Those who are adventurous area also able to take some time after their golfing exploits, to enjoy some of the country’s deep sea fishing expeditions, among a host of other water sporting activities that line the sea shore. Truly Portugal is paradise not just for the avid golfer, but it is one place where anyone would be happy to visit at any time of the year.


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