Something for the Weekend: Feel your chipping distances

Our Friday tips service offers a drill to improve your trajectory around the green

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Bob Warters
Thu, 24 May 2012

Something for the Weekend: Feel your chipping distances

It was fascinating watching the Golf England elite amateur squad being put through their paces at Woodhall Spa recently. None of them had a handicap higher than +2 and it was easy to see why.

All of them work hard on their game to leave no stone unturned to reach their goal of representing their country and ultimately achieve professional status on Tour.

We have already studied a valuable putting drill but here's one you can practice to improve your chipping as shown by Sam Claridge from Harpenden Common, winner of the prestigious Finnish Amateur title in 2011.

Sam places clubs roughly a metre apart and tests himself to chip directly into the spaces between, keeping a mental note of the points he awards himself for his accuracy. Not how he also lays a club between his feet to check alignment and ball position.

This kind of drill will improve your chipping with your wedges and give you key points as to how far the ball rolls out once it has landed.

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