12 Days To Better Golf
March 22, 2017

Day 3: Keys for Chipping + The Swing Sequence

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MAKE CHIPPING SIMPLE
The chip shot is such a short stroke that the setup can make or break the whole thing. So let's get started right: narrow stance, front foot flared open, weight on your front side. From there, simply swing your arms back, keeping your weight forward, and then turn your body through. —Jason Guss, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher

LEARN TO USE YOUR BODY
When it comes to using the body on full swings, it's all about the hips. Good hip action lets you create a full windup and a powerful swing through the ball. Here's how to do it: Turn your hips in place going back, and then slide them toward the target to start the downswing. Once your hips shift forward, turn them through to the finish. —Jason Guss


BONUS TIP
DAVID LEADBETTER: THE LOW PUNCH
Leadbetter teaches a "soft punch" for getting out of trouble. First, choke down two inches and play the ball two inches farther back than normal. Then, make a three-quarter backswing and—staying smooth—punch to a short finish so the hands stay ahead of the clubhead at impact.

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