What is a Chili-Dip Golf Shot and How Senior Golfers can Cure this Problem (Video)
What is a Chili-Dip Golf Shot and How Senior Golfers can Cure this Problem (Video)

Okay, so what's a chili-dip shot? Well, a chili-dip shot is something that we call catching something heavy or fat. It means that we're connecting the ground behind the ball. And sometimes I wonder where these names come from, but it's a heavy, it's a heavy shot, you caught it fat. The clubs come in. We've caught the ground behind the ball. And invariably, it's caused by coming into it like this, where the hands are coming in behind, and we're releasing that club, we are not holding the releasing position. So what tends to happen is that we almost get into a position, where we're scooping and as we come into that ball and the wrist start to come down you can see, look how far behind I am actually going to hit that ball.

Now a terrible position, so there is the position that we don't want you to get into, when you come into it, but that's what causes the heavy, the fat, the chili-dip shot. Okay, so how do we cure it? Very, very simple cure, take a head cover. The head cover has been out so much today. Pull the head cover down there. Line into with your right foot, let's move that ball a little bit here, hover the club over the top and remember, this chili-dip shot is that heavy, that fat shot, it's all about catching that ground first because you're coming in like this, coming in there. If you do that now that head cover is going flying. So what we got to do is focus on keeping the club up here and missing the cover going back. And from here, making sure that if I hold the angle here, and I come into it, you can see I am going to come into that ball. If I get up to here and I go, you can see the head cover is going to move. So a very, very simple tip is to put that head cover there, hold that club up into the air, set yourself up, hover to the club up. And by coming down between that point, so that missed that club I kept the angle here. So guess what, I haven't got a chili-dip shot, I've got a good shot. So there you go. There's a very simple tip to cure this problem.
2013-10-22

Okay, so what's a chili-dip shot? Well, a chili-dip shot is something that we call catching something heavy or fat. It means that we're connecting the ground behind the ball. And sometimes I wonder where these names come from, but it's a heavy, it's a heavy shot, you caught it fat. The clubs come in. We've caught the ground behind the ball. And invariably, it's caused by coming into it like this, where the hands are coming in behind, and we're releasing that club, we are not holding the releasing position. So what tends to happen is that we almost get into a position, where we're scooping and as we come into that ball and the wrist start to come down you can see, look how far behind I am actually going to hit that ball.

Now a terrible position, so there is the position that we don't want you to get into, when you come into it, but that's what causes the heavy, the fat, the chili-dip shot. Okay, so how do we cure it? Very, very simple cure, take a head cover. The head cover has been out so much today. Pull the head cover down there. Line into with your right foot, let's move that ball a little bit here, hover the club over the top and remember, this chili-dip shot is that heavy, that fat shot, it's all about catching that ground first because you're coming in like this, coming in there. If you do that now that head cover is going flying. So what we got to do is focus on keeping the club up here and missing the cover going back. And from here, making sure that if I hold the angle here, and I come into it, you can see I am going to come into that ball. If I get up to here and I go, you can see the head cover is going to move. So a very, very simple tip is to put that head cover there, hold that club up into the air, set yourself up, hover to the club up. And by coming down between that point, so that missed that club I kept the angle here. So guess what, I haven't got a chili-dip shot, I've got a good shot. So there you go. There's a very simple tip to cure this problem.