Golf Pitching & Chipping Drill 105a. Technique: The Practice Station


The single most important factor in great pitching & chipping is delivering the club to the ball on plane – something that almost all amateur golfers fail to do correctly.

This is a great pitching & chipping & chipping drill to use at the beginning of every practice session (as part of your Technical Practice) to be certain that you are delivering the club on the correct plane.

By providing this certainty during practice, this drill will enable you to stop thinking and just play when you’re out on the course.  Knowing that your technique is correct will free up your imagination and your feel, letting you focus on nothing but the target, so that you can just play great golf shots.

The result will be complete confidence around the greens, and much lower scores.


Swing plane is a simple concept, though it has taken on an almost mystical status in much golf instruction.  Golf is a game played from the side of the ball, and in all golf shots the club swings up and down as it swings around your body, on an inclined plane.  There is no such thing as “straight back and straight through” in golf – any attempt to swing like that would require superhuman feats of manipulation that would be completely counterproductive.

For pitch & chip shots, we need to swing consistently on a single plane that allows us to let the club fall into the back of the ball with the correct angle of attack, enabling us to strike the ball cleanly, before striking the ground, while using the club as it was designed, in the most effective way possible for a high, controlled, soft-landing shot…

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…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.


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