Stand up to green­side shots

Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Play Your Best -

▶ For a ba­sic chip shot, you want the club to make con­sis­tent con­tact with the ground in a po­si­tion that’s just in front of the ball.

The eas­i­est way to make that hap­pen is to start with nice, tall pos­ture, with your toes an­gled to­wards your tar­get (far left). As the round pro­gresses and you get a lit­tle tired and care­less, the ten­dency is to slump your back and set up too square with your body and feet (near left). This forces you to straighten up through im­pact, which costs you that re­peat­able con­tact. If you main­tain good pos­ture, you’ll hit crisper chips that set up easy par-sav­ing putts.

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