Too many golfers hoist their chips high into the air. That results in a loss of control and inconsistent results.
Trying to determine where to land a high-lofted chip so that it then runs out the correct distance to the hole is a difficult skill to perfect, particularly when minimal practice time is spent working on these shots.
You’ll have better success if you play your chip shots to spend more time on the ground than in the air.
Let’s take a look at the important setup and swing elements:
For those of you who are relatively new to the game, you’ve no doubt already observed that golf is a game that’s played with strict adherence to a long and detailed list of rules that have governed the sport for hundreds of years.
In fact, despite being a game that has no referees or umpires, unlike almost every other sport in the world, golfers take great pride in playing by the Rules of Golf and in self-policing their own conformance with these rules.
Golf etiquette refers to a set of rules and practices designed to make the game of golf safer and more enjoyable for golfers and to minimize possible damage to golf equipment and courses.
And although many of these practices aren’t part of the formal rules of golf, golfers are customarily expected to observe them.
In a way, though, golf rules and golf etiquette are inextricably linked.
For most slicers, the answer lies in the fact that they simply don’t understand what causes a slice in the first place.
If you don’t understand why and how a slice happens, how can you hope to fix it?
To learn how to fix a slice in golf, you need to have a clear understanding of the root cause.
And until the slicer has such an understanding — a true understanding of the singular root cause of the slice — it’ll be harder to implement the changes that’ll be necessary to correct it.
Home golf simulators are increasing in popularity all over the world. The National Golf Foundation (NGF) has estimated that there are about 4 million golf simulation participants in the United States alone, and there are millions of others across the globe.
Take South Korea as an example. That small golf-crazed country has over 5 million golfers according to the Korea Golf Association, but they only have 545 golf courses.
With far more golfers than golf courses to accommodate them, playing on golf simulators has become something of a national pastime with 130,000 people a day playing virtual golf on a simulator.
Playing digital versions of real courses has become an obsession for these passionate golfers and this may well be an indicator of what’s to come in many other countries as golf continues to get more and more popular around the world.
While it’s interesting to see how far others hit their clubs, the only really meaningful information is how far you hit yours.
Having a solid grasp on your distances will help you improve as a golfer.
Guessing which club to choose for a shot, or selecting a club based on inaccurate information or faulty assumptions, will cost you strokes on the course.
Take the time to figure out your average distances with each club.
It’ll be well worth the effort.