Vito suggested I share a few golf tips as I recover from my broken leg.
Better chipping is one sure way to lower your scores.
Here's a tip I passed on to Patrick and he says it has helped his chipping.
1. Face your target.
2. Set your shoulders parallel to your target
3. Play the ball back toward your heel;This will put your hands forward.
4. Use your shoulders to power the shot.
On your short chips around the green,make this adjustment to your setup. Instead of standing open about 45 degrees, open-up until you almost facing the hole. Play the ball off the back of your foot. Here's the MOST IMPORTANT PART - Make sure your shoulders are aligned to your target line
. So,if it's a straight-in chip, you shoulders would be parallel to the hole. When you chip just use your shoulders in a rocking motion. Your hands will be forward of the ball. Try not to use your hands in the stroke;that means the hands will remain low through impact. Keep your trail wrist bent back throughout the stroke
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