chipping chipping tips pitching pitching tips Nov 08, 2021

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hey everybody Danny Maude here thanks for joining us this week I want to introduce you to the difference between chipping versus pitching what's the difference in the technique used for chipping versus pitching what are the common flaws I see when people are chipping around the green and what did they find difficult and the common mistakes I see when people pitching which is a little bit further away so I'm gonna discuss all of that in this week's training before we do if you're new to the channel and this is one of your first videos I would love for you to be a subscriber I released content like this every single week to try and help you improve your game so what is chipping what is pitching it's very very straightforward a chip shot spends most of its time rolling along the ground so chips write something very much similar to this we're simply chipping over a small bit of rough ground we're letting it release to the hole and as you can see it spends most of its time rolling towards the flag so a picture op will spend most of time flirting up in the air and landing much softer so that's when we're further away from the green and we want the ball to stop much much quicker so I'm going to discuss both techniques for you in this week's training now Pete cow on a really really great coach I think summed up the act chipping and pitching action far better than I could so I'm just going to kind of repeat something that he basically said and it was the difference between chipping and pitching often comes down to how you used the wrists in the wrist action there is an up [ __ ] and a down [ __ ] and you can move the wrist backwards and forwards you can roll it but we don't want any role at all in the the chipping action but we want a but it could be an upward coach a downward [ __ ] and a backward hinge and a forward hinge of the wrist we've chipping and the basic chip shot where we want the ball to be releasing out all we have is a backward hinge and a forward hinge looking something like this it goes back here and then forward back forward back forward that's all chipping is it's not really this it's not backward and forward in a flicking action but it's only just the backward hinge and a forward hinge so we've got to somehow introduce that into the chipping action in a very very simple way so before we do that we're gonna have to get into a decent setup because they now set up in shipping again he's very straightforward it does depend on what you're trying to do with the golf ball but most of the time we're trying to let the ball roll out nicely to the to the hole so in in the setup position we want the ball back in our stance for very low shots if we want the ball maybe not running as far we might move the ball bit further forwards we want to elevate it a little bit more I've got a a tine here I chose an a time because I want the ball rolling I don't if I chose like a sandwich or a pitching wedge again that would defeat sometimes the opposite object of chipping I want the ball releasing out so I've chosen a club that's going to with a flatter face that's going to push that ball forward the next thing we do is we get the width of the stance the stance is about a club and a half width apart we get the arms hanging down to the bottom of the grip here and we get the shaft nice and vertical so he'll look at this here so when I'm getting self set up here I want the shaft fairly vertical almost the point in which the heel comes off the ground now the reason why we do this is because we want the club almost acting like a pendulum the more acts like a pendulum the straighter more accurate we're going to be when we're chipping if we have a lot of angle this way the club works too far around its off line more than it's online so again it makes more things more difficult we need that in the full swing because we need to get more rotation and power but for shots like this we don't need power so we may as well get maximum control so let's just summarize those basics there for a second so we've moved the ball back in our stance cool you want a a shot that's rolling out we've grip down the golf club here to the bottom part of the grip we've taken the stance which is about a club and a half width apart one final ingredient which we often miss is this this lead shoulder here make sure it's down drop it down do not let that left shoulder come up here so common when people are chipping left shoulder goes high body goes back and they end up in this type of impact position causing fats and thin shots to drop that left shoulder as you're doing it the other thing here is is not as my shaft here my shaft is fairly neutral it's not angled forward here some common things you may have heard in the past is move the all back push the hands forward weight forward all of that can work what we've just found is is that the margin of error is much much smaller whenever you get lots of shaft lean in your setup we're chipping you've basically show the leading edge to the ground there's two parts this golf club you've got the leading edge here and the back edge once you start to get more of this in position here you better make sure you strike that ball first because if you don't that leading edge here is going to cut into the ground and fat it the great thing about getting mush reducing that shaft lean here is suddenly the back end which we call the bounce if that hits the ground slightly behind the golf ball it doesn't matter so much it will just glide glide through the ball and you'll still chip it so the margin of error is much much greater so get that leading so they shaft lean much much less at the start of the swing now going into the set up I started intellectual swing itself very very straightforward here all I'm aiming you do with chipping is just to get the ball onto the phone front Park the green and let it release out how am I doing this I'm just doing it with a backward hinge and a forward hinge here so it's backward forward let's have a look this in action so all I'm gonna do here is a backward hinge to the right hand and let it just release through nothing more complicated that it just pops up and you can see it's rolling out it's got a chance of potentially going into the hole there's nothing it's very very straight forward isn't it but is it let me go through some of the problems I find when people are chipping step one they've been told that they're maybe by a coach that they are flicking like this and what I'm actually asking is do here may feel like it's almost flicking a little bit and you've been told to keep those wrists firm hands ahead etc etc the problem is the more you resist the natural flow of the golf club the more the flick comes in so let me explain the more you try and keep those hands ahead it's unnatural for them to be there the hands get way ahead of the the ball here they don't like it the body thinks I should have hit the golf ball by now violently flicks it at the end what we want to do is we want a very natural gentle in a sense I suppose flick of the wrists we're literally allowing the club here to release through so watch this as I kind of hinge back here I'm not doing this but what I am doing is unhinging look not is the handle look how the handle stays very close to me here it's a backward hinge and a forward hinge so I'm releasing the club and I'm also releasing the bounce let's have a look at this a backward pinch here and then forward hinge yeah I'm gonna look at that one and backward hinge forward hinge backward forward I can strike the ground comfortably a centimeter behind the bar and still be absolutely fine we're chipping it still gets that ball releasing nicely so with chipping keep it really really straightforward getting to your setup position take a club that's gonna get that ball rolling out to the hole and then from there get the backward hinge and the forward hinge let's now look that's pitching some nice stopping shots

so here's pitching pitching I brought you to a slightly awkward shot you can see here not a lot of green to work with lots of rough ground to go over and we want to land the ball and stop it reasonably quickly so the very first thing we do is we move to a 56 before I get into this I actually missed a little secret for developing or chipping in the first session I'm gonna share with you that little secret at the end of this pitching segment so keep watching you won't want to miss it it's really simple but it really works so pitching we've used a 56-degree wedge what do we do and is there any difference in the mechanics yes there is very little difference to the setup we may a wide understands to just a fraction you maybe want to move the ball of it for the forward in your stance here closer to your lead foot more central we don't want to set have it back in the stance because we're trying to get the ball stopping so we want loft so by pushing it forward and using them all off the club we get that element everything else pretty much remains the same the difference now in the mechanics of what happens is there's some changes so we said we're chipping it's more of a backward hinge and a forward hinge with pitching we start to use much more of a cocking up [ __ ] and a down [ __ ] of the wrists so as we do this chipping would have been like this back back hinge forward hinge pitching now what we're going to do is this we're going to start to get the wrist cocking much much more upwards reason we want more club head speed we want the the bounce to be activated a bit more and we want that ball popping up there so we're going to add a cocking of the wrists the second thing we need to do once you've got the feeling of the cocking here okay we've got honest and a lot of people here when they do start to use the wrist they tend to work around a big mistake here so the cocking and the wrists what can you look out for I imagine the club is almost feel like it's going vertically upwards if you kept this going here really vertical for it for a longer shot here the butt of the club here would point between your ball line and your foot line that's the key we don't want too much of this so you can see where that book points now it's pointing over there so that's the check point of the cocking of the wrists from then on what we want to do is understand what we're supposed to do through the impact area when you're cocking the wrist here okay what we want to then do is this we want to let the club now fall the gravity of the club fall back underneath us here not drive the handle a lot of people because it may be traditional coaching like we said earlier getting the hands ahead etc they get the club a pin position then simply drive forward in an attempt to strike the golf ball this leads to a couple things one you may get a strike and it be okay but the ball girl flies that quite low but what has to happen is is the leading edge again gets stuck into the ground you might fat it the hands are so far ahead of the golf ball is dead for a pitch shot your body reacts and fires and he gets horrible flick yep that's what causes the thins what we've said and the same we're chipping is what we want to do and it feels very strange is from here I wanted to let you from this position here once you've caught the wrists I want you to imagine that you're going to start to learn to square the face of the face doesn't work this way stays open watch this I'm going to turn the face back towards the golf ball so the grip end basically comes right in the center of me I am not allowing that grip to come here once it's cocked here and when I simply turn the club back to weight started nothing more complicating this watch this if I've cut the wrists here what am I gonna do I'm gonna uncut them in exactly the same way they cut I'm not gonna go drive and that's what a lot of people do so it's a nut [ __ ] and they simply down [ __ ] is exactly what you've just how you just started let's have a look at this in action so go down the grip exactly same thing I'm going to cut my wrist in play and then simply allow them to release it so look at this so cut and release not too bad I'll do for now okay so one more time of this so get myself set [ __ ] here and then just release through so nice little set here and then I think when do a stop start for you so we're gonna [ __ ] the wrist here and then we're going to simply turn the club back into him right here down the grip a little bit more actually for this short one [ __ ] the race here and then from here just turn and through let me show you just chipping sideways so you can see it so it looks like from this angle some here all I'm doing is I'm cocking the wrist here and I'm turning the club and back around into this position here so it's this gentle [ __ ] here and then just turn around get the club turning back to square and allow it to fall underneath me here as I turn through the shot and that is basically pitching okay it requires practice of course it does common flaws as I said people get to here and what they do is is their handle things to watch out for and cam on camera they drive the handle way past their legs that's not what we're after once you set those wrists in play you turn this club back to square so that handle sits more in line and you continue rotating through the shot now let's just summarize what did I say I promise you I promise you a something special which I it's a simple grip change that you can make to your chip shots to improve the feel of this thing exactly Martian so let's say for pitching me you can use the pitch in businesses more of a a chipping grip so what you can do if those of you will get a bit anxious around the Greens get a bit tight some of the top players actually use this out on the golf course so what you want to do is take the black two fingers of your top hand off the club take your little finger off the club and it'll feel very strange because you won't feel like you've got any hold over the golf club whatsoever which is the idea because then what you do you're allowed to use the head you'll feel the balance of the head of the golf club doing the work for you if you hold on to it then you grab and use that using the grip and driving the grip etc so take the back to off a little finger of your bottom hand off the club and just let the head go now I'm going to this is just for basically chipping so I'm just going to show you a basic chip shot here one two and the club now floats through and that's just works so so well you can the great thing about this exercise you can take this straight to the golf course and getting a feel of that gravity working so let's summarize what have we done we we've talked about the difference between chipping and pitching what is the difference a chip shots when it's most of time rolling along the ground a pitch shot spends much time flying in the air how do you go about achieving it very differently for both of them so we said you can use then that's new grip I just mentioned to you there just as a training aid but some people take to the golf course back to fingers off the off your top hand little finger off your bottom hand to allow the club to swing more like a pendulum how do you set up to chipping well stands at about a club and a half width apart we're gonna grip and down the golf club here we're gonna lower the lead shoulder here to level them off we're gonna get away on a lead side we're not gonna get lots of shuffling for we're gonna keep the shaft very neutral from this angle face on and also we're gonna get the club slightly up right here to act like a pendulum technically after that we're going to work on just the backward hinge and the forward hinge and it looks like this backward forward on here so caught a backward hinge forward edge not backward flick not to don't need much of that its backward forward one two one two popping it onto the green pitching pretty much exactly the same setup just change a couple of things get the stands a fraction wider apart very important the pitching you're gonna we're going to move now much more towards a 56-degree wedge because they want height move from an 18 to a 56 and then we start to add in a cocking and up [ __ ] and a down [ __ ] of the wrists now so as we said we're now cocking the wrist here checkpoint see as we get longer here the book wants to point between the butt of the foot line and the ball line and then from there we let the club head turn back towards the golf golf ball and finish where we started here not driving forward we turn back to where we started then you activate the bounds then you have this lovely bruising strikes where the club the bounce is just gliding through and popping that ball up onto the green so I really hope you enjoy this video of course if you did please share is somebody who could do a bit of help with their short game and of course look if this is one of your first videos and you enjoyed it please subscribing to the channel I'd love to see you next week but until we do until next week have a great golfing week