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UPS Bob's tips

August 5 2012 at 11:05 AM

BobKy  (Premier Login bob2aa)
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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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Cheers,Bob
KLEX - USA
USDA Zone 6b
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This message has been edited by bob2aa on Dec 5, 2012 2:04 PM


 
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V B
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Thanks Bob

August 7 2012, 4:15 PM 

Short game is a must to reduce scores...Thanks UPS ! Awaiting more...

 
 

BobKy
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More on Chipping

August 9 2012, 10:38 PM 

Not sure who taught me this tip,but it works well for me.

When using the above setup,try to chip to a particular spot on the green and let the ball roll the rest of the way to the hole. Use this as a guide:

1. Sand wedge - chip to a spot 1/2 the way to the hole (assuming level ground.)
2. Pitching wedge - 1/3 of the way to the hole.
3. 9 iron - 1/4 of the way to the hole.
4. 8 iron - 1/5 of the way to the hole.


Cheers,Bob
KLEX - USA
USDA Zone 6b
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BobKy
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Re: UPS Bob's tips

August 21 2012, 1:34 PM 

This is an example of my setup. I'm not quite parallel to the hole,but my shoulders are. Play the ball back in your stance with your hands forward, and use your shoulders to power the shot.

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Cheers,Bob
KLEX - USA
USDA Zone 6b
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