PRACTISING CHIP SHOTS WITHOUT HURTING ANY BYSTANDERS
▶ You know those “no chipping” signs by the practice green? How they were allegedly put there to protect the turf? The golf club is playing you. They want to prevent 16-handicaps from trying Phil Mickelson’s greenside flop shot and blading one into the shin of the guy practising four-footers. Use common sense. Never try to carry the ball more than a metre or aim at a target further than four metres away. And for all that’s holy, don’t try to be like Phil and see if you can hit one left-handed.