The Best Way to Chip - Air or Ground?
The typical chipping technique for the old fashioned amateur golfer is the 'bump and run' tactic whenever it can be used. By keeping the ball on the ground it eliminates the nerve racking chip shot of hitting the ball in the air, where lots of different factors can cause a bad shot.
However, what happens when this shot isn't available? And is it even the most consistent and efficient chip shot available to play?
Ryan Metcalfe examines the success rate of the chip along the ground and whether it is the right option every time. What many people forget about the chip along the ground is the initial factors that you have to understand and appreciate before playing the shot. Factors like elevation, slope on the green and obstacles in the way can make this shot difficult or impossible to play, meaning the option of hitting the ball in the air can be the most successful shot to play.
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Ryan Metcalfe (aka YorkshireGolfCoach) is an experienced & passionate PGA Professional who's been based at The Manor Golf Club in Yorkshire since 2013.
For more information on the Yorkshire Golf Coach visit: www.yorkshiregolfcoach.co.uk
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