Through a hectic day at the office, the warm weather allowed me to get my first practice in this year without having to go to Dicks Sporting Goods to hit a few balls as I test some of their new drivers and woods.
Even though the golf course isn't ready for smooth greens and great shape I was able to get a little practice in.
When you only have an hour lunch what can you do.
Today I worked on chipping and walking.
As I have stated before I believe that the short game is the most important part of the game since you use it about 70-80% of your shots.
With limited time, I practiced on my chip and run shot with my 56 degree wedge. I placed myself about 20 yards away with about 15 yards of green between me and the hole.
- Position the ball just inside the right foot. (left foot if left handed)
- Place your back foot perpendicular to the target and your front foot at a 45 degree angle with not much room between your feet in an open stance.
- Take a short back swing with hinging your hands almost immediately. (the distance you need to carry and hit the ball will be adjusted on length of back swing taken)
- The most important item on this technique is to make sure your club head swings at a descending angle, with the club head behind the hands.