Baseball Drill for Chipping

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Baseball Drill for Chipping
Category: Chipping
Sub-Category: Swing Drills, Practice, Short Game

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Baseball Drill for Chipping

This is a chipping drill to teach you distance control through the air. This drill should be done with at least three different types of chipping clubs, maybe a 7-iron for running chips, a 9-iron for run and some carrying, and then one of your sand wedges for more lob and less run. It could be easily set up in the backyard at home, most golf clubs don’t have a chipping green that gives you proper feedback to how the ball would react once it lands anyway. Take five clubs and lay them vertically to your stance on the ground, each a couple of yards apart, this will set up four zones. I call this a baseball drill, so I’ve got home plate, first base, second base, and third base in each of the zones. Now the object of the game, using the same club for all bases, is to start a couple of yards away from your first zone, and chip three in a row that land in that zone. This is only a landing area drill so it doesn’t matter what the ball does after it lands. Succeed with that base, then you move to the next base, succeed with that and then the next and so on. When you get three in a row on the last base you’ve completed the exercise. Then change clubs, use one of your other chipping clubs. The idea of course is if you miss one then you’ve got to come back a base, that’s what overloads the pressure, and teaches you to cope with that extra pressure that you will feel out on the golf course. Confidence is a direct result of preparation, this will teach you to perform under pressure, it’s a tremendous exercise, and takes a lot of strokes off your score around the green. Now I’m going to try and chip three shots here, into the first base, first one, second one, and then third one. Then I’ll move on to the next zone. Even when I got to that third chip I was starting to feel the pressure. That’s good, put yourself under pressure in practice and the pressure will be a lot less out on the golf course.

About the Instructor
Steven  Bann
Steven  Bann
385 Centre Dandenong Road
Victoria Australia 3202
Tel: 61 3 9558 3688

Steven Bann is director of the Pure Golf Academy in Australia and instructor to PGA Tour Pros Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, and K.J. Choi.

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