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Chipping Can Be Hard! This Tip Makes It Easy.

 

Chipping is simple.

OR…

At least it should be!

The amount of golfers that struggle with chipping is staggering. In my opinion, the main reason has nothing to do with technique per se, but tempo.

Most golfers that are poor chippers have poor tempo. They have stabby strokes.

So if your chipping could do with some help, here is what I suggest you do.

Get out your pitching wedge and practice swinging with good tempo. Click here to find out more.

To do this simply say “1” on your backswing, and “2” on your downswing and as you hit your ball.

But do this first without hitting a ball. Just get used to swinging back and forth with a “1”, “2” tempo.

Then when you’ve done that, put a ball in the way of your swing.

Make sure that you don’t change your tempo when a ball is in play. Just focus on your good tempo and let the ball get in the way.

If you do this, you’ll notice your chip shots will be better and more consistent.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s step-by-step Short Game Improvement program that will help you to have a short game as good as a pro.

The Short Game Improvement Program

1 Tip to Improve Your Chipping Confidence…

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com.

Below you’ll find a common question Jeff gets about chipping along with his simply advice.

Question:
“I greatly lack confidence when chipping and I either fat or thin my chip shots. The contact is not good at all. Can you give me something to help with this problem?”

Answer
The biggest reason I see golfers struggling with chipping is because they have way too many moving parts.

The action of chipping is very closely related to the action of putting. Click here to find out more.

So to help you improve your contact when chipping, I suggest you treat your chip shots as long putts. So setup to your chip shots largely the same as you would a putt. Use your putting grip when chipping and assume a very similar stance.

Then when playing the chip shot, simply take the club back and through similar to how you would if you were to putt.

By doing this you’ll cut out a lot of extra movements, and this will make chipping much easier.

Now as far as club selection when doing this, I strongly suggest that you start practicing with a hybrid.

Why?

Because this will force you to do something different and learn to sweep the ball away. It’s very hard to fat a hybrid when chipping with it, and this will eliminate one bad shot and give you increased confidence.

So play chip shots like a long putt and watch your results and confidence soar.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

The Short Game Improvement Program

How To Improve Your Pitch Shot Feel

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com. By improving your pitching, chipping and bunker shots you can easily take a lot of shots off your scores.

Below you’ll find a really simple tip from Jeff Richmond to help you improve your chipping confidence and pitching feel, plus increase your confidence.

Many, many golfers have problems with chipping and pitching, and a lot of it comes down to confidence.

So without any further ado, here’s some tips and advice from Jeff to help you get the ball closer with your short game shots…

Pitch shots in the 20 – 50 yard range are tricky.

You need to have a good feel for the distance required before you hit the shot, otherwise you’ll have a lack of confidence over these shots. And a lack of confidence over a golf shot is a killer.

So here’s a way to improve your feel and confidence on these pitch shots.   Click here to know more.

Go out to a practice green, or even in your backyard, and spend five minutes or so tossing balls underhand onto the practice green, or to a set target at home.

Doing this will help your rhythm and tempo when you go to pitch a ball, because the tempo and rhythm used to toss a ball should be similar to the tempo and rhythm required to hit good pitch shots.

When you are underhand tossing the balls you should be aware of how your hand adjusts to produce different trajectories and distances.

So, experiment and toss the ball at different trajectories and from different distances away from your target. Feel and notice the difference in your actions. After underhand tossing balls for at least 5 minutes, then hit some pitch shots from the distances you’ve been at.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

The Short Game Improvement Program

Simple Tip To Improve Your Pitching Contact

Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com.  The advice he shares below may seem contrary to the short game advice you’ve been given in the past but listen to what he says and then give it a try.

Everyone knows how important the short game is, but here’s some stats that may surprise you…

From 30 yards pros get up and down about 46% of the time. Whereas a 10 handicap golfer only gets up and down around 11% of the time, and a 30 handicapper only gets up and down about 3% of the time.

Ouch!

So the moral of the story boys and girls, is… improve your short game and your scores will drop!

But one of the biggest factors that prevents this has to do with contact on the short shots.

Because if you fat or thin your short game shots, then the ball is going to either go too far or too short, leaving you a long putt or, heaven forbid… another chip!

So today I want to give you one simple tip that will help you improve the percentage of contact on your short shots.

What I’m about to share with you is completely contrary to what you’ve heard about the short game.

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You see, the common advice with the short game is to put most of the weight on your left side (for right handers) at address and hit down on the ball.

Think about it… that’s ok for a professional or the golfer who practices a lot, because by doing this your contact has to be very precise. If you’re making a short stroke and hitting sharply down on the ball and your contact point is slightly off, then you’ll stub the club in the ground causing a fat shot, or you’ll hit the ball above the middle causing a thin shot.

So for most golfers I’m teaching, I suggest that when they setup to a chip or short pitch, they keep the weight fairly even at address and the ball in the middle of the stance.

Once setup like this, then I get them to make a much shallower backswing and follow-through. So it’s much more of a sweeping motion than an up and down motion.

Imagine a shallow U rather than a sharp V action.

This is a lot different than what is commonly taught, but for most golfers who I teach this, it gives better consistency and a much higher margin for error. Because the club is moving much lower to the ground, you can miss hit the ball and it’s still possible to get a good result.

You’ll hit less fats and thins with this approach.

So if your short game is a problem area for you, try this and let me know how you get on.

Hope it helps you.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

The Short Game Improvement Program

Why You Should Practice 9 Yard Pitch Shots

Today I have for you some more great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at Consistent Golf. So let’s get started…

A while ago I was reading an article online, which had research that shows the average distance golfers miss the green is 6 to 8 yards from the edge of the green.

Now for most pitch shots you want the ball to land a couple of yards from the edge of the green, and then let the ball run the rest of the way to the hole.

So knowing this can help you tremendously to lower your score… and here’s how:

Find a grassed area where you can practice pitch shots up to 30 yards in distance.

Then get about 50 balls ready to hit. Then place an object 9 yards away from you that you’re going to try to land your ball on.

Now I want you to get out the following clubs:

– 7 iron
– 9 iron
– Pitching Wedge
– Sand Wedge
– 60 Degree Wedge (if you have one)

Then I want you to play each shot with a different club, trying to land the ball on the 9 yard marker.

When you get proficient at doing this, then go to a practice green and find spots about 7 yards from the edge of the green.

Play shots with the appropriate club to land the ball a couple of yards on the green and let it run to the hole.

If you get really good at this ONE length of pitch shot, you’ll save yourself a lot of shots around the greens, AND…

You’ll be using your practice time wisely!

This can only help to lower your scores because when you can hit your chip, pitch and bunker shots close to the hole consistently you’ll save so many shots it’s not funny.

That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it’s like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff’s great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.

The Short Game Improvement Program

How to Perform Perfect Golf Swing?

This is common knowledge.

The best ball strikers in the world have copied other great ball strikers’ swings.

Ben Hogan did that.

Jack Nicklaus did that.

Tiger Woods did that.

Every great ball striker has done that.

They look at what others do successfully, and copy it.

That’s called modeling success.

But if you look at their swings from a distance, you can tell whose swing it is. It’s easy to spot the difference between a Rory McIlroy and a Tiger Woods. It’s easy to spot the difference between Greg Norman and Nick Faldo. It’s easy to spot the difference between Sam Snead and Ben Hogan.

Every great pro has a unique swing to them. Even though they’ve copied others, you can tell it’s their swing and it’s unmistakable.

The same is true with amateur golfers’ swings.

You can tell your regular playing partners’ swings from a distance off.

So what’s the difference between a pro and an amateur golfer’s swing?

This is what I believe it is.

A pro has a very clear idea in their head as to how they want to swing. Whereas the regular amateur has no clear idea. Not only that, the average amateur goes around in circles with their swing. They try one thing after another trying to find the “secret”.

A pro never does that. They have their swing and they make small changes to it.

The point is…

Pros know exactly what they’re trying to do at each stage of their swing. And even if they don’t do what they want (when you look on video in slow motion), they have a feeling and clear image in their mind as to what they’re trying to do.

But amateurs do not have this.

So how can you find your perfect golf swing?

Well, this is what I suggest.

When you have watched professional golfers’ swings in the past, you would have a couple of favorite players’ swings. There will be things about their swings that you like. They might not even be the best golfers in the world.

For example, you may like Angel Cabrera’s golf swing.

You may like Zach Johnson’s golf swing.

You may like Dustin Johnson’s golf swing.

You may even like Jim Furyk’s golf swing.

Everyone will have different likes and dislikes when it comes to looking at golf swings.

But I suggest you come up with 3 golfer’s swings you like the look of.

Once you’ve done this, then I suggest you try and narrow it down to one golfer’s swing that you like and think would be a good match for you.

When I say a good match for you, this is what I mean.

Are you tall and wiry?

If so, I wouldn’t recommend you try and swing like Tim Herron.

Are you short and stocky?

If you are, then I wouldn’t recommend you try and swing like Dustin Johnson.

Are you tall and well built?

If you are then I wouldn’t recommend you try and swing like Rory McIlroy.

So the very first thing you must do if you want to build the perfect golf swing for you, is to find someone with a swing you like that has similar physique to you.

Once you’ve done that, then you you need to study their swing at each stage, so you have a very clear idea on what they do.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This is going to be your blueprint for your perfect swing.

Please, however, understand this. Great golfers have copied other golfers’ swings, BUT they never look exactly the same. Everyone is different. So even with you copying one great golfer’s swing, doesn’t mean you will or should look exactly like them when you swing.

What’s more important, is that you have a very clear idea in your mind as to how you are going to swing.

This is critical.

After you have a very clear idea in your mind about how you want to swing, then you should not waiver. Don’t go trying one swing method after another. Don’t go trying one swing tip after another. Don’t go looking for some swing secret.

Instead, you need to program your mind and body to groove the perfect golf swing for you.

But be warned, if you go about this process in the traditional way, it’s going to involve you hitting thousands of balls to groove the new swing into a habit.

However,

I’ve discovered a massive shortcut to doing this. And I have put together a new program to teach you how to find the perfect golf swing for you, and then groove that golf swing over and over again in the minimum amount of time.

There is nothing out there like this new method of improving your golf swing. It’s a revolutionary breakthrough in golf instruction. So if you want to FINALLY hit the ball longer, straighter and more consistently, without the need to hit thousands of balls, go here to find out more.

Perfect Golf Swing

The golf swing.

It’s probably the most analyzed, dissected and debated movement of any sport.

One person likes Tiger Woods’ swing, another person hates it.

One person likes Sergio Garcia’s swing, another person hates it.

One person likes Ben Hogan’s swing, another person hates it.

So is there ONE perfect golf swing?

Well, it depends on how you define a perfect golf swing.

If you look at the aesthetics of a golf swing then no, there is no perfect golf swing, because everyone has a different opinion.

So let’s look at this in a different way.

Imagine this if you will…

You go to the PGA Championship driving range, which has arguably the best field in golf. And you go to the practice range to watch the best golfers in the world hit balls.

If you did that you would quickly notice that all of them hit it great.

You could have Jim Furyk hitting shots next to Rory McIlroy, and although Rory will no doubt be hitting it further than Jim, you’d notice that Jim hits it straight, far and consistent.

So would you swap your golf swing for Jim Furyk’s?

If you just looked at the swing without seeing the result, most people would not swap their swing. But when you see the result of the swing, any amateur golfer would happily swap their swing with Jim’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What I’m saying is that the results matter, not the way the swing looks.

But here’s the problem for the average golfer when it comes to the golf swing.

Jim Furyk has hit thousands of balls to groove his unorthodox swing so that he hits the ball long and straight. Equally, so has Rory McIlroy.

There would NOT be a player on the PGA Tour that hasn’t hit thousands of balls. So you could reasonably say, to hit the ball consistently long and straight then you need to hit thousands of balls.

That’s a fact (but there is a shortcut, stay tuned for that).

The amount of balls pro’s hit is common knowledge. And sadly a lot of amateur golfers wrongly think they need to just hit more golf balls too. But they’re wrong. Because if you were to just hit more balls you would not get better, and in fact, you would probably just get worse.

Why?

Because by practicing more you would just make your bad habits even more ingrained.

You see, for the pro’s, even though some of them have funny looking swings, they have figured out what it takes for them to return the club to a good impact position time after time.

If you haven’t figured that out yet, then just beating balls is not going to help you.

Instead, if you really want to improve your ball striking you need to change your swing and then practice more (again, I have a shortcut).

To change your swing you need to…..

1. Have a clear idea in your mind as to how you want to swing, and

2. Groove that swing over and over again.

The fact is, if you want to improve your ball striking you need to change your swing, so that you get to impact consistently in a great position so the ball goes long and straight,

consistently.

Then you need to groove that new swing over and over again, so that out on the golf course you just automatically swing great. So there is a perfect swing for you, you just need to find it. Everybody is an individual and every swing is individual. A perfect swing for someone else will not necessarily be a perfect swing for you. So there’s not ‘one’ perfect swing, but there is a perfect swing for you.

I’m sure this all makes complete sense to you, but there’s a couple of big problems.

The first is how are you meant to change your swing so it’s perfect for you? And the second is how are you going to find the time to hit thousands of balls in order to groove that swing into a habit?

Well, I’ve discovered a massive shortcut to both of those problems. And I have put together a new program to teach you how to find the perfect golf swing for you, and then groove that golf swing over and over again in the minimum amount of time.

There is nothing out there like this new method of improving your golf swing. It’s a revolutionary breakthrough in golf instruction. So if you want to FINALLY hit the ball longer, straighter and more consistently without the need to hit thousands of balls, go here to find out more.