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Alignment Rod for Good Chipping - Short Game #70.

Alignment Rod for Good Chipping – Short Game #70.

Alignment Rod for Good Chipping – Short Game #70.

Hi, I’m Mel Sole, Director of Instruction at the Mel Sole Golf School, headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.  We conduct 1, 2, and 3-day golf schools, hourly golf lessons, and senior golf schools—any golf instruction program your heart desires. Give us a call at 800-624-4653 or 843-237-4993.  We will be happy to book a commuter school or a package that contains accommodations, golf, and golf school.

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Today we talk about chipping and the multiple uses of an alignment stick to help you improve your chipping.  Alignment sticks should be in your golf bag 24/7. Each time you are at the range, they will be available if you need them.  Alignment sticks have so many uses, more than just alignment.  I use them as a teaching aid for tons of different things.  This helps students get the feel of something I am trying to teach them.

The Drill:

When you practice your chipping, take the first alignment stick and place it on the ground pointing very slightly left of your target.  In this way, your clubface aims directly at your target. The second alignment stick is stuck vertically in the ground about 3 feet in front of you and lines with the ground’s alignment stick.  This is to make sure your clubhead moves directly to the target on the follow-through.

The third alignment stick is to make sure there is A) no cocking of the wrists on the backswing and B) that there is no breakdown on the follow-through.  This second part is critical if you wish to become a good chipper!  In all my 52 years of teaching, I have never seen a good chipper who breaks the lead wrist to execute this shot.

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Alignment Rod for Good Chipping – Short Game #70.

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