Even the most skilled golfers can find themselves struggling with the all-important short game. But when your chipping goes awry, how do you get it back on track? 2009 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender can help in this week's "Free Lesson Friday."
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Chipping from an uneven lie requires a different technique than chipping from a flat lie. 2011 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Malaska shows how to chip the ball straight at the flag from uphill, downhill and sidehill lies.
Short irons shouldn't be your only choices when your ball is near the putting surface. PGA Professional Mark Sheftic shows how a hybrid can be less risky and more effective in knocking your ball close to the pin.
Hitting good pitch shots on a consistent basis can really help your score. PGA Professional Rob Labritz shows how to set up to the ball and make a swing that'll result in perfect pitches every time.
When you're too far from the green to chip, it's time to hit a pitch shot. PGA Professional Chip Sullivan explains what clubs to use and what the keys are to stopping the ball close to the flag every time.
Learning how to chip using a hybrid can be a valuable addition to your short game. Learn when and how best to execute this shot from PGA Professional Kim Verrecchio.
Learn how to chip off sidehill and downhill lies around the green with 3 easy steps from PGA Professional Kim Verrecchio.
Learn how to improve your chipping off tight lies around the green from PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel, who offers simple instruction for hitting this key shot during your round.
Watch golf instruction for how to choose between a bump-and-run or a flop shot. PGA Professional Holly Taylor explains the strategy and tips for how to be successful at both shots.
Wanna learn how Phil Mickelson hits his flop shot? PGA Professional John Webster explains the key fundamentals to hitting this shot.
PGA Professional Wayne Defrancesco says a better stance will help your pitching.
WATERLOO – When it happens to Tiger, people notice. Such was the case at the start of the 2015 PGA Tour golf season when Woods' erratic chipping at the Waste Management Phoenix Open had golf analysts using the words yips to desc
Need to chip the ball from off the green? If your course features large greens and ample run-up areas, don't automatically reach for the wedge. Instead, here are three tips to perfect the bump-and-run shot, which will get your ball down and running more quickly.
When PGA Tour professionals get into an "in between" yardage situation, they can rely on two things: knowing the exact distance of each of their wedges and hours of practice on the range.
Too often, students will ask me what the best club is to use for a basic chip shot, for example.
Not everybody has the short-game touch of a Matt Jones, who chipped in from more than 40 yards out Sunday to win a rainy Shell Houston Open playoff against Matt Kuchar.
In what's become somewhat of a tradition for me, I am writing "A Lesson Learned" for the Tournament of Champions event at Kapalua.
PGA Professional Thomas Troncoso, Head Professional at Chestnut Ridge CC, talks about what you should be seeing and hearing when hitting chips around the green.
Laird Small, Dir. of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy, offers help on how to pitch the ball consistently and successfully to improve your short game.
Brian Whitcomb, Director of Golf at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend, Ore., gives his best tips for chipping the golf ball. He explains the importance of chipping the ball one-third of the way in the air and then letting the ball roll the rest of the way to the hole.
PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small shows how to read the rough by demonstrating that the grass between club face and ball reduces spin and control of ball flight.
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