The aim of this drill is to help you to feel the correct golf pitching & chipping technique, and to give you a tool that enables you to practise smart. You’ll be able to use your valuable practice time more effectively, and quickly build the confidence you need in your pitching & chipping stroke. When you’re out on the course, you can then forget about technique and think only about the target. You will awaken your imagination, your touch and feel – your “inner athlete” – knowing that you will consistently hit great shots.
This simple drill builds on the technical practice station described in Pitching & Chipping Drill 105a – Technique: The Practice Station.
As we’ve said before, the single most important factor in great pitching & chipping is delivering the club to the ball correctly – with the right angle of attack so that you can just let the club head fall onto the ball, with the low point of your swing after the ball, while at the same time using the loft and bounce of the club effectively. This will enable you to strike the ball cleanly, launching it high and soft with great control, from a variety of lies, and to avoid hitting the ground behind the ball (“chunking” the shot), or hitting it thin (“blading” or “skulling” the shot).
The ability to consistently deliver the club to the ball in the correct manner is the single biggest difference between an average golfer, or even a very good one, and a truly great short game player.
You can quickly learn to hit great pitch & chip shots!
A key factor in delivering the club to the ball correctly is your swing plane – the plane that the club head travels on, relative to the grip, as it moves around your body.
Swing plane is the focus of this drill. It will enable you to feel the correct swing plane so that you quickly develop a natural pitching & chipping stroke that is free from technical thoughts…
or Log In…Swinging the club on plane is a crucial factor in being able to strike the ball consistently well. Once you get it right, this will instil complete confidence and free you up to develop great touch around the greens.
You can’t develop great touch around the greens unless you first learn to make consistently good contact with the golf ball.
This drill will quickly help you to develop the feel of swinging the club on the correct plane, and it will provide immediate feedback on your form during every practice session.
The aim of the drills in the Pitch & Chip like a Champion series is to practise smart, so that you quickly get to that “natural”, non-mechanical, stage, where the correct movement just feels right. You can then forget about internal factors and just play shots with imagination, with finesse.
This drill forms part of the Golf Loopy Pitch & Chip like a Champion series, the sensational new pitching and chipping game improvement system that will help you to improve every aspect of your performance around the greens. The improvements will be dramatic, and they will be permanent.