Old School Chipping to get the Ball Rolling

This throwback technique will give you better control around the greens. A.J. Avoli, one of Golf Digest's Best Young Teachers shares his chipping-improvement tip.

Released on 1/17/2017

Transcript

00:00
Here I am faced with a chipping situation
00:02
where the flagstick is located on a shelf.
00:06
Conventional way to play this shot might be
00:08
to take a lofted club and try and land the ball
00:11
up on top of the slope, however if I hit the ball
00:13
a little short, it's gonna roll back down
00:16
the slope and leave me a long putt.
00:18
So I'd like to show you an old-school way
00:21
of chipping that will get the ball rolling up
00:23
the slope and next to the flag stick.
00:29
So first thing I'm gonna do is take my putting grip,
00:32
I'm gonna grip down to my putter length
00:35
and then I'm gonna upright the shaft of the club,
00:38
turning the club face in slightly so that
00:40
I'm addressing the ball slightly towards
00:42
the toe of the club.
00:44
I'm then gonna open my stance about 45 degrees
00:47
and play the ball just off the inside
00:49
of my right toe.
00:51
From there I'm gonna take a swing which will
00:54
be from leg to leg.
00:55
I'm gonna swing the handle of the club from leg to leg.
00:59
Let me demonstrate.
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