How many times have thought, “What club should I use for this chip shot?”

I’ll bet MANY!

I can’t tell you how many people tell me they had a 40 yard “chip” but didn’t know how, or what club to hit.  First, 40 yards is NOT a chip…it is a pitch…2 totally different shots!  We define a chip as being within 3 feet of the green, a stroke that uses NO wrist cocking, and a motion about 2 feet in either direction.  This IS a basic chip shot.

We have some ratios for you to use but be aware these are for a basic chip shot and NOT for advanced technique.
These ratios are for level lies, be sure to add or subtract for uphill/downhill lies.


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Chipping Ratios

Chipping – within 3 feet of the green
You will need to know 2 numbers.
The first one is how many paces to get from your ball to safely on the green (Safely is defined as 1 FULL pace onto the green)
The second one is how many paces from safely on the green to the hole.
Divide the first number into the second number and that tells you which club to use.
For instance – if the first number is 3 and then second number is 12 then your club number is 4  You simply take the second number (12) and then divide it by the first number (3)
The ratio goes likes this.
Lob wedge = 1/1
Sand Wedge = 1/2
Gap Wedge = 1/3
Pitching wedge = 1/4
9 iron = 1/5
8 iron = 1/6
7 iron = 1/7
6 iron = 1/8
5 iron = 1/9
4 iron = 1/10
hybrid = 1/11
In the example abut the number was 4.  Look at the chart and you will see that equals a pitching wedge.
ALL clubs are to carry ONE FULL PACE on the green and roll the rest of the way.


We get a lot of requests on what things the player needs to do to create more distance, especially with the Driver.

One of the primary things is swinging the club faster.  But, along with speed there are a few more things that must be done to maximum speed.  You MUST strike the ball in the sweetspot, you MUST have body balance and support, and you MUST have the target side arm and clubshaft in line at Impact!

Watch as we discuss this and more to help you in your quest for distance!



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In this segment we are discussing how to play uneven lies while out on the golf course.

Let’s face it, we all run into situations where the lie isn’t perfect.  The ball is above or below our feet, on a sidehill or downhill lie – less then perfect lies.  So what adjustments do we make for these type of lies?  Basically the rule for uneven lies is to make them…even!

With a couple of adjustments of the club, the setup, and body positioning, you can master these shots.


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