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How you can hit a low, spinning chip shot like the professionals

How you can hit a low, spinning chip shot like the professionals


A low, spinning chip is without doubt one of the coolest (and most helpful) photographs in golf.

Stephen Denton

One of many coolest photographs in golf is a low-flying chip that stops on a dime, due to boatloads of backspin. Not a lot room between you and the pin? No drawback! 

The perfect state of affairs for this shot is when you’ve a good lie and are standing on a slight downslope. Pull your sand wedge and arrange like regular (1), positioning the ball a tad again in your stance. Preserve your palms roughly within the heart of your physique. This, paired with the again ball place, ought to create a slight quantity of shaft lean towards the goal. The trick to getting the ball to spin is to strike it on a downward assault angle and hold the membership low to the bottom properly previous influence (2). 

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To do that, deal with delivering the membership by way of influence with out including any pointless wrist or hand motion. It’ll take somewhat observe, however not a lot. One factor to maintain your eye on when dialing in your approach: As you swing the membership by way of influence, really feel just like the knuckles in your lead hand are barely up and attempt to reduce throughout the ball barely. 

Lastly, discover within the images above how I’m clearly utilizing principally physique flip — not numerous hand and wrist motion (3) — to energy the shot. Though the pictures don’t present it, I wager this one got here off with tons of backspin and snuggled up shut. 

When performed accurately, the low spinner will launch low and “seize” the inexperienced for simple up-and-downs. 

Bernie Najar is a GOLF High 100 Trainer and is the director of instruction at Caves Valley GC in Owings Mills, Md.

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