- Aug 6, 2012
- Reaction score
Full swing. Trying to stand a little more upright and closer to the ball. Also, straight back take away using more shoulder turn. I get to armsy sometimes.
That is the way I've always chipped. I always try to fly it most of the way there with some spin and get it to check up close to the pin. The only problem is the ones that don't want to check. I've always been told a bump and run is better, especially on closer chips, but I just can't ever figure out what club to use or how hard to hit it. I've never taken the time to get that shot down.I'm working on my chipping. I've always preferred to fly the ball closer to the hole and I'm wanting to bump and run it more to see how it works for me.
I feel kind of strange quoting myself, but my efforts on the putting green today are forcing my hand.I put some serious putting time in at the practice green tonight.
Mainly I am working on a smooth stroke, and removing my hands altogether. I tried a few tips as well..
1 - After eyeing the line and bringing your head back to the ball you've already set up to, don't actually look at the ball. Look at something directly in front of the ball
>> I didn't find this helpful really..
2 - at certain distances, consider the distance taken back in the stroke (example for 10 footers, take back even with the right leg)
>> This actually did help a bit. I haven't been taking the putter back that far so it's nice to have a bit of an aid.
3 - I switched back to the left hand pointer over the right hand rather than the right hand over and pointer downward
>> I thought this was another really positive change and I'm not sure why I bothered switching away from this in the first place.
4 - The three foot drill. Six balls, putt from the same spot. Any ball that misses the hole has to be moved away from the hole an entire club length.
>> I really like this drill. No more tap ins, this really allows you to focus on the tougher putts that often make or break strong scores.
That's about it. really pleased with the results.
I thought we had that part covered? hehI really need to work on my putting. Its the only thing that's holding me back. I have been driving the ball well and approach shots have been the best they have ever been since I have started playing. Now if I get that putter figured out there is no telling where I could go.
what did you shoot?My weight shifting translated into a REALLY solid round of golf yesterday. Looking to play again tomorrow.