Chipping – To Bounce Or Not To Bounce? There are several methods of chipping but the two most common are:
1. Hinge and hold – Populatised by Phil Mickelson, this shot is played with a short swing, the shaft well forward and a downward strike. This is designed to ensure ball-first contact, then the turf.
2. The Toss – Named by Monte Sheinblum, this longer stroke utilises the bounce of the club to ‘glide’ through the turf and prevent chunking and blading chips and pitches.
Which golf chipping method is best? Well, we believe each method has its place around the greens. The lie of the golf ball should definitely be taken into consideration, when deciding which method to use and with which club to chip.
Glen takes you through the selection process and helps you understand how the bounce of the golf club works. He demonstrates what to look out for and explains how and when you should play certain shots around the greens.
This short game video was filmed at the wonderful Vintage Golf Club in the beautiful Hunter Valley, north west of Sydney. Thank you to The Vintage for your generous hospitality. Really enjoyed the stunning vistas and great layout!
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Steve Gannon and Glen Haynes created Aussie Golf Pros to provide a learning platform for golfers of all levels. They post content regularly on social media accounts.Their website, www.aussiegolfpros.com, includes blogposts, golf coaching series and links to great programs. New content, videos and downloads are added regularly.
Golf Coaches, Not Teachers
The Aussie Golf Pros are holistic coaches in every sense of the word. Steve and Glen are both fully qualified members of the PGA of Australia and are avid students of the Sports Sciences. Together, they are certified in Advanced Golf Coaching, Golf Psychology, TPI (Body-Swing Connection), NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming), Personal Development and Skill Acquisition.
Steve and Glen are not ‘Method’ coaches. They recognise that there are literally 1000’s of ways to swing a golf club! Rather than try to ‘change’ your swing, their goal is to help You Be The Best Golfer You Can Be!
Skill Development vs Technical Changes
Although technique is an important factor in improving a golfer’s performance, Skill Development is largely neglected in golf coaching today. Skill is something that can be tangibly improved with proper understanding of the golf impact laws and effective practice towards improved performance.
External Focus of Attention
Most golf teaching involves an internal focus. Common suggestions might include increased hip turn, a still head or improved hand path. These are all factors of the golf swing, which many golfers and teachers consider important. However, as they are focused internally, on movements of the body, golfers find changes extremely difficult to process.
Enter the world of External Focus of Attention. This means that instead of focusing on body parts, a golfer can and should focus more on the target, the ball, the clubhead – objects which are external to the body. The sciences involving Motor Skill Learning have proven that by employing an External Focus of Attention, sports men and women learn new moves more quickly, retain changes more readily and can perform better under pressure.
All of the Aussie Golf Pros coaching, drills and advice for clients and viewers, involve an External Focus of Attention and the results can be astonishing!
Golf Videos posted every Thursday, are designed to help you understand your game. Focus is on developing skill, not changing your technique.
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