12 Days To Better Golf
March 22, 2017

Day 4: Weight Shift + Steady Chips

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DRILL: HOW TO SHIFT YOUR WEIGHT
The best test is your footwork. Grab an old golf-glove box, slide it under the outside of your back foot at address, and take some swings. To make a proper weight shift, don't crush the box on the backswing by shifting back too far. On the forward swing, get off the box as soon as you can. Nail these moves, and you'll make a good turn and catch the ball solidly. —Jason Guss, a Golf Digest Best Young Teacher

DRILL: HOW TO NIP THOSE CHIPS
Try the Flamingo Drill to learn to make crisp contact on chip shots. Set up to a chip, then drop your back foot behind you and put it up on its toe. This will push your weight to your front side. Hit some chips from this setup, feeling a solid, downward strike and good balance. —Jason Guss


BONUS TIP
HANK HANEY: PUTTING FROM OFF THE GREEN
Haney believes that putting is a better play than chipping from just off the green. The key is mentally adding distance to the putt: A 30-footer through 10 feet of fringe might play like 40 or 50 feet.

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