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So chipping, it’s a big area of your game, it’s huge. You’re not going to hit the green every single time and I am sure you’re aware of that but there’s often times where players won’t take enough time when they’re chipping to calculate the shot, to plan it to make it more – I don’t know to really have a clear picture in your head what you going to do with that shot. You see all the golfers even high handicappers who and having a look and going on some 46 yards what club is it? What about the chipping? What about the calculations that you need to make when you’re chipping? Where do you want the ball to land? How it’s going to react to the green? How it’s going to slow? Where it’s going to finish? A lot of time the chipping is like all the pins there I will just go – I’ll just hit it straight at the pin. Well no, you’ve got to think about it you’ve got to make sure that you’ve made the right calculations to get the golf ball as close to the hole as you can.

Number one; make sure you know where you want the ball to land. Pick a clear landing spot. And that might be as near to the front of the green as you possibly can to get it landing to the green nice and early so that it has the best chance to roll towards the flag. Then start to work on reading the chip so you’ll see a lot of golfers when they put and reading it and seeing old lines, do that when you’re chipping. Do that – make sure you know what the green’s going to do when the ball lands. It’s not good at just going straight for it. Notice how it’s going to sweep to one way or the other. Notice if its uphill downhill, make those calculations so when you chip you know exactly where you want the ball to land, you know exactly what it’s going to do and you can – you really paint a picture of how it’s going to be achieved. So next time you play a strip like this take a bit more time and look at getting the ball as close as you possibly can rather than just smashing it straight at the pin. Think about it, okay? Use your – use your knowledge of how the ball’s going to slope so next time you’ve got to chip you know exactly where you want it to land. Once it lands how it’s going to curve, how it’s going to slip towards the hole and where it’s going to finish. That will make you a much better chipper.