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.
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.