USE YOUR IMAG­I­NA­TION!

US­ING YOUR IMAG­I­NA­TION IS ES­SEN­TIAL FOR BOTH PLAN­NING AND EX­E­CU­TION WHEN YOU ARE PLAY­ING YOUR SHORT GAME DUR­ING A ROUND OF GOLF.

New Zealand Golf Magazine - - CONTENTS -

Mar­cus Wheel­house with some help for your chip­ping.

When you are plan­ning a shot and also when you go to play the shot you need to be think­ing about the right things. Think about the out­come you want, not the wrong out­come or the neg­a­tives that may have hap­pened in the past. If you think about the wrong things, then in­vari­ably you will have a poor out­come.

When work­ing with clients I teach them that as they ad­dress a sim­ple chip shot their fo­cus should be on the dis­tance they’re try­ing to hit the shot, so there­fore fo­cus­ing on the land­ing spot is es­sen­tial.

The goal of this drill is to help you de­velop a great men­tal im­age when you play a shot on the course. It is es­pe­cially help­ful if you are hav­ing prob­lems with ei­ther sculling or hit­ting the ground be­fore the ball.

You will find it eas­ier to do this on quite tight grass or the sur­rounds of a green.

As you play the shot get the feel­ing of your hands re­main­ing pas­sive and your ch­est and tummy turn­ing through the shot.

An im­por­tant point to re­mem­ber - If your body stops turn­ing through a chip shot the hands will keep go­ing and this causes the hands to flip through.

Fo­cus­ing on this feel­ing through a chip shot pro­motes so many great im­ages and feel. I have found this tip an in­valu­able tool in my own game as well as for the golfers I coach.

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