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    Chipping Help

    I am having major problems from about 30yrds from the green up to the green with my chipping, from 50 yards I usually pitch the ball but round the green hopeless, shanking hitting it fat double rappers...is there a simple video on the net that would help me ,I have seen simple ones From J furick..(spelling wrong) and others but I just need simple advice ..ball position etc wedge rolls 1/2 8 iron 1/3 6 iron 1/4 .I have tried clubs specially for chipping but they don't work.
    I know I can go to local pro ,but need a little advice so I can put the time in to remedy my chipping.
    Stats... 71 years old 23 handicap, should be 16/17...keen golfer play 2/3 times per week

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    Re: Chipping Help

    Also these:

    If you know of / like Mark Crossfield:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5sJeHrPMY

    If you want to try a slightly different approach called 'Linear Chipping':
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOwv3tWV9g
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    Re: Chipping Help

    Chippers or 'Texas wedges' as they're more commonly known are good practice aids, supposed to be used like a putter although a little more 'user input' and they're good for about 30yds (a little more if you get the swing right) I've got a 'Slotline inertia chipper' that I use sometimes if my chipping gets a bit wayward, soon gets you back on track although a little 'bump n run' with an 8 iron does the same job if used in the same way...

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    Re: Chipping Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    Also these:

    If you know of / like Mark Crossfield:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz5sJeHrPMY

    If you want to try a slightly different approach called 'Linear Chipping':
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOOwv3tWV9g
    Big advocate of linear pitching and chipping. There is another more recent chipping video from Gary Smith here

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCpe8iXkMZc

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    Re: Chipping Help

    Think of it as a putt. That has helped me the most. Set up to it in all the ways the tip videos describe, so weight forward, hip slightly open if you like, hands a little forward and all that, but then just sroke the ball with the feeling you would have for a longer putt, so just by rocking the shoulder-line. I found that helps to keep the wrists and especially the upper body calm and also to accelerate through the ball even though the movement as a whole is rather slow.
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    Re: Chipping Help

    bobmacs advice of setting up an iron across two range buckets works.

    You try and hit the ball under the shaft, magically the ball goes over it! It's a great strike training tip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face breaker View Post
    Chippers or 'Texas wedges' as they're more commonly known are good practice aids, supposed to be used like a putter although a little more 'user input' and they're good for about 30yds (a little more if you get the swing right) I've got a 'Slotline inertia chipper' that I use sometimes if my chipping gets a bit wayward, soon gets you back on track although a little 'bump n run' with an 8 iron does the same job if used in the same way...
    I always thought a Texas Wedge was when you putted from off the green, only heard it referenced once though, when Constatina Rocca holed out in the Open after a duffed chip to force a play off against Daly

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    Re: Chipping Help

    Quote Originally Posted by r0wly86 View Post
    I always thought a Texas Wedge was when you putted from off the green, only heard it referenced once though, when Constatina Rocca holed out in the Open after a duffed chip to force a play off against Daly
    Basically it's a lofted putter, around the 45* mark I think...

    ps, 35.5* apparently... IMG_1145.jpg
    Last edited by Face breaker; 14-Aug-2017 at 17:05.

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    Re: Chipping Help

    Quote Originally Posted by Face breaker View Post
    Basically it's a lofted putter, around the 45* mark I think...

    ps, 35.5* apparently... IMG_1145.jpg
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