David Leadbetter: Wristless Chips

Maintaining the wrists throughout one's swing is key to a good chip shot.

Released on 8/15/2016

Transcript

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It's interesting to note
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that many players on the PGA tour now
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are going to a wrist-less chipping action.
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What I mean by that is that there's really no hands at all,
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no set of the wrists.
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We've seen Steve Stricker do it, you can see people
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like Billy Horschel do it, and Jason Day, and it's one way
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that you can really take the nerves
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out of the chipping stroke.
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So first of all you want to make sure you've got the ball
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back in your stance, narrow stance too I might add.
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Get your weight on your front foot, hands slightly leading,
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and then simply rotate your chest back.
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You can see I'm rotating my chest back,
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to this position, so it's just a nice little short stroke.
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And making sure that you keep your tricep
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attached to your chest.
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You don't want your arm sort of separating here.
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So watch, I turn my chest back, turn my chest through,
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keep my wrists nice and quiet.
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(ball clinks)
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And if you can learn to do that, you'll be amazed
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how consistent your chipping will be.
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