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Tips to improve your short game

| Wednesday, March 23, 2005 12:00 a.m

Ligonier Country Club head professional John Klinchock sees a lot of amateurs struggle with their short game and always offers some very basic advice.

“The tendency on those short chip shots is to try to lift the ball, and that leads to inconsistent contact and results that aren’t very good,” Klinchock said. “The first thing we need to do is get their posture and position right.”

Once that’s accomplished:

  • Get the weight onto your front foot.

  • Get the ball back in your stance.

  • Make sure the club leans forward, getting your hands ahead of the ball.

  • Concentrate on hitting down on the ball.

    “Work on this technique, and your chipping will get much more consistent regardless of the lie,” Klinchock said. “And this is something people can work on at home with whiffle balls.”

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