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    From 40yds and in question.

    Just to fill in some details before my question.
    I played on Sunday on a pretty damp course but no temp greens.
    I shot 27 points and then I counted up my duffed chips.
    16 duffed chips ........................ and I mean duffed.
    I'm talking from 40yds and in and a duffed chip is one that fails to get at least near the green.
    Some only went a few yards and three of them went about 3 inches with my club sliding straight under the ball which was on a pretty muddy bare lie!!!!
    On one par 3 my tee shot finished about 10 feet from the green, my first putt was my 5th shot!
    So, here's the question;
    When pitching or chipping from 40yds and in should I prevent my wrists from breaking?
    Please all give me the same answer.
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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    Yes, I find keeping wrists still creates a better strike on short shots.
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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slime View Post
    Just to fill in some details before my question.
    I played on Sunday on a pretty damp course but no temp greens.
    I shot 27 points and then I counted up my duffed chips.
    16 duffed chips ........................ and I mean duffed.
    I'm talking from 40yds and in and a duffed chip is one that fails to get at least near the green.
    Some only went a few yards and three of them went about 3 inches with my club sliding straight under the ball which was on a pretty muddy bare lie!!!!
    On one par 3 my tee shot finished about 10 feet from the green, my first putt was my 5th shot!
    So, here's the question;
    When pitching or chipping from 40yds and in should I prevent my wrists from breaking?
    Please all give me the same answer.
    it maybe your digging the leading edge into the turf.
    Do you play hands forward or level to the ball.
    If you have hands forward to much it takes the bounce off the club.
    My suggestion is play hands level with the ball .practice bouncing the club off turf as you bottom out ,
    you must accelerate don’t worry about hitting it to far as this is better than a duff.

    Try not to think to much about wrists .
    My coach years ago had me chip with a lolly ice stick under my watch strap this stops you breaking your wrists when chipping and putting.

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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    If it's that soft try "putting" it with your hybrid.....
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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    I'm not a great player but I'm fine from this distance. I keep my wrists locked and exaggerate the follow through, not in terms of length, to leave the club pointing at where I want the ball to be. It helps me to concentrate and keep control of the club. It feels like quite a straightforward back and through motion.

    Don't know if this is technically correct but it works for me.

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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    When you're chipping you're wrists shouldn't break, it should feel similar to a putting stroke.

    Pitching, meaning get the ball in the air you will need to break you're wrists, just need to keep your body relativey quiet and be positive with the shot

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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    Really struggled and found the 40 yard challenge (nicked off Peter Finch's youtube channel) really helped. Hard this time of year with bare, muddy lies. Plenty of videos on youtube that can help. Stick with it. Clubchamp has a lot of good sense

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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    I like to play with loft with short shots. I’d probably do better with chip n runs, but I think it looks good (when it goes right). That said, last winter I had a similar issue and find that on wet ground less loft is your friend. I saw a video by peter finch, I think it was called chipping like Jason day. It seems a pretty fail safe way to go.
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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slime View Post
    When pitching or chipping from 40yds and in should I prevent my wrists from breaking?
    Please all give me the same answer.
    No.
    The only time you dont break your wrists is when you are around the fringe and close to the flag.

    Try this drill.




    The idea is to try and hit the ball UNDER the club shaft.
    If you get it right, the ball will go OVER the club shaft.
    Note how the clubhead is higher on the backswing than it is on the followthrough (think high to low) and make sure you turn through the shot
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    Re: From 40yds and in question.

    Obviously you dig with a steep angle of attack. what is the bounce on your wedges? do yourself a favour and get as high a bounce as you can.
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