Golf Chipping - Techniques For A Better Golf Short Game - Golf chipping shots must be aimed at the correct target area. Visualization helps with target selection for golf chipping shots. Use a towel to help your aim with golf chipping shots.
Golf Chipping - Techniques For A Better Golf Short Game
By James smith
Dec 17, 2010 - 8:24:41 AM
Golf Chipping – Target Selection Is Crucial
Golf chipping is a skill that
any serious golf player must learn to excel at. It doesn’t matter
how great you are at driving the golf ball down the fairway, you will
eventually land in an undesirable location. If, however, you have
mastered the art of golf chipping, simply landing in the rough will
not be the end of your chances to play a competitive round of golf
with your friends or co-workers.
When setting up to make a golf
shot you must avoid aiming for the cup. This is a common mistake
that many golfers make without realizing that it is hurting their
golf game. Most golf chipping shots are going to roll upon landing
on the green; some of them will roll a great distance.
Golf Chipping – Visualization Helps With Target
Visualizing a golf chipping shot as a
two part stroke will help in the selection of the best target area
for you to aim at. It is obvious that the first part of the shot
focuses on getting the golf ball out of its difficult lie. The
second, and possibly the most important part of the chip shot, must
focus on the green and how it is going to affect your moving golf
As a golf player you may be incredibly
accurate with your chip shot. Some golfers can consistently drop
their chip shots within four inches of their target. These players
can be tempted to aim for the hole. The problem with this lies in
the fact that although they may be very accurate, most of the time
they are not going to land in the cup. It is possible to have a chip
shot land two inches from the cup and turn around and roll eight feet
away from it.
The better choice for a golf chipping
shot would be to read the green as if you were preparing for a putt.
Determining the path that your golf ball is likely to take as well as
how far it is likely to travel will help you choose a prime target
area. Taking a golf chipping shot with the contours of the green in
mind will result in much easier putts needed to sink the golf ball.
Golf Chipping – Use This Practice Drill During
Your Next Practice Session
It can be difficult to focus on a
single nondescript portion of the green when making your
chipping shots. There are drills to help develop this skill. A
bath towel can offer a great visual target during golf practice
sessions. When you prepare to make a golf chipping shot it is
important to take your time when you read the green. Once you have
selected your target area, lay the towel over it. Having a large
visual cue that highlights the contours of the green will help
develop the focus necessary to aim at an unmarked target during a
game of golf.
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