Better Golf: Lockdown Edition

A word from your PGA Professional, Ben Fouchee
This week we received a short clip from one of our golfers, Sasha, who was looking for some help with his chipping action. Have a look at what Ben’s feedback was below.
From this short clip, Ben immediately noticed two small areas which could be easily addressed to improve the consistency and accuracy of his chipping:

• Ball position: By moving the ball slightly further back in his stance, Sasha will be able to make cleaner contact with the ball on a consistent basis and therefore will be better able to predict what the ball will do off the clubface.

• Backswing an follow through: Because of the ball position being too far forward and having a long follow through, this was causing Sasha to scoop the ball. To have a controlled and repeatable chipping action, you should try to mirror the length of the backswing and follow through so that they are the same length. This will help with the tempo of the swing, as well help with distance control.

This is what Sasha had to say after receiving feedback from Ben:

“Hi Ben,

I just want to thank you so much for the feedback on my chipping video. The process was really so simple and I can already feel that I am striking the ball better and I’m able to control my chips a lot more! Looking forward to see what you have to say about my full swing!”

If you would like some (FREE) top tips from Ben so that you that you can work on your game from home, WhatsApp a video of your swing, chipping action or putting stroke to 082 499 2448. It’s the easiest way to get quality coaching from a quality PGA Professional.

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