Lean left to get those chips right
Lean to the left when chipping because pushing your weight towards the target will increase your chances of making a crisp contact with the ball.
Don’t make the mistake of trying to lift or scoop the ball up into the air like many golfers tend to do.
You can spot the symptoms a mile away by the dropping of the right shoulder and shifting of weight way too much to the right side.
The lowest part of your swing arc is where the club head should strike the ground when you clip the ball, so set up to the ball accordingly.
Feel that you have as much as 75 percent of your weight on your left side before you make your swing; and keep it there throughout the entire swing.
With all short shots, chipping, pitching and sand shots you should strive to have this feeling.
Meanwhile, Mr Pars finished second in the US Open last week and his US$1.350 million cheque allowed him to realise that all those countless days of hitting ball after ball on the range have been worth it.
Mr Pars’ winnings now for 2020 are well over a couple of million — not bad for a player who hasn’t played one tournament on the PGA Tour under par.
He’s philosophical about not winning last week and coming second to a certain Bryson.
Mr Pars told me though that he’s going to try and change his liquid diet of a certain brand of beer to chocolate milk.
Out of Bounds: Golfers, who slide down the bannister of life, should watch out for splinters pointing the wrong way.