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Golf: Elevate Your Chipping

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Stan Sutherland
Stan Sutherland

“Short game extraordinaire Phil Mickelson dropped a long overdue chipping tip last week that could benefit golfers of all abilities. Taking a break from “hitting bombs”, Lefty revealed the secret to his “toe down” chip that he’s been working on this off-season, writes Andrew Wright.

And Phil’s latest, “quick chipping tip that could resurrect your short game,” reminds me of a Paul Azinger video clip from way back.

But first some more from Andrew
“While the club’s bounce is designed to assist in most cases, sometimes it’s beneficial even to take this variable out of play. Elevate the shaft so it’s more upright and stand closer to the ball than normal. From here, stick the toe down so it becomes the only point of contact with the ground and from a simple chipping motion, the blade should glide under the ball much more consistently.”

As for Azinger I like how he reminds us that, “The toe cuts and the heel digs.”

Link to Andrew Wright


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