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Chipping up a steep bank - Short Game Saturday #88.

Chipping up a steep bank – Short Game Saturday #88.

Chipping up a steep bank – Short Game Saturday #88.

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.

Golf Blog by the Mel Sole Golf School.

Practice all parts of your short game, particularly shots you don’t regularly practice on the range.  When you have a shot up a steep bank, you need to know where to land it and how hard to hit it.  If you have not practiced this shot recently, your chances of success are slim to none!

The Method.

Use your normal chipping stance, but try chipping with a 6 iron, 7 iron, 8 iron, etc.  You want to find out which club suits your chipping style.  If you tend to hit your chips high, then use a less lofted club.  You do not want to try this shot with a sand wedge or lob wedge because if it hits into the bank, it will stop dead and leave you with another chip shot.  You want to make sure you have a putter in your hand for the next shot! The way to ensure this is to use a low lofted club.

The secret to these shots is to have several options.  If you practice with the various clubs, then you can choose the best option for that particular situation when faced with these shots on the course!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School.

Thanks for watching – Chipping up a steep bank – Short Game Saturday #88.

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