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Master Your Chipping Distances

February 7, 2013

Controlling the Chip Distance 

There are tons of golf tips out there on how to master your short game. Rather than change your swing, angle of attack, or any other number of things that make the game more complicated, why not just switch clubs?

When faced with chip shots of varying distances, one of the best ways to stay in control of your distances is to simply switch clubs. This way, your swing technique can remain the same while the loft of your club changes the distance. For instance, you may use a sandwedge for your shortest chip, a pitching wedge to gain an additional 20 feet, and an 8-iron to even more distance. Knowing which club is appropriate for which distance is just a matter of practice. “Practice your chipping– it will pay off!”

To watch Minnesota PGA Professional Mike Barge demonstrate this tip, check out the video below:

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