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When is a Pitch not a Pitch?

Welcome to the Mel Sole Golf School Monthly Golf Tip brought to you by Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School located at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

When is a Pitch not a Pitch?

Sometimes you are faced with a shot on the golf course that is too short for a regular pitch but too long for a chip.  The technique for a pitch is a quick . . .

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Chipping out of thick rough!

Chipping out of thick rough!

Today is May 26th, 2018 and we present Chipping out of thick rough! Short Game Saturday #89.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Chipping out of thick rough!

Chipping out of the thick grass can be a challenge.  Particularly if the grass is growing towards you.  The usual tendency is for the clubhead to get stuck in the . . .

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Chipping up a steep bank!

Chipping up a steep bank!

Today is May 19th, 2018 and we present Chipping up a steep bank!  Short Game Saturday #88.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Chipping up a steep bank!

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 . . .

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Hit Better Chip Shots. Use the Bounce!

Hit Better Chip Shots. Use the Bounce!

Today is April 14th, 2018 and we present Hit Better Chip Shots.  Use the Bounce! Short Game Saturday #83.  A Golf Video Bog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School headquartered at Pawleys Plantation Golf and Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.

Hit Better Chip Shots. Use the Bounce!

For the most part, I teach using a low lofted club when chipping.  Usually a 6, 7 8 or 9 iron.  However, when chipping into the grain . . .

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5 Short Game Shots

5 Short Game Shots.

Today is March 3rd, 2018 and we present the 5 Short Game Shots.  Short Game Saturday #77.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole, Director of Instruction and Master Professional at the Mel Sole Golf School.

The short game is so critical if you wish to become a steady and consistent golfer.  These 5 short game shots will add to your repertoire of shots around the green, and make you an amazing short game wizard! 

The 5 Short Game Shots.

  1. Pitch Shot.  The pitch shot . . .

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bump and run

The benefit of the bump and run shot.

Today is January 30th, 2018 and we present the benefit of the bump and run shot. Trouble Shot Tuesday #73.  A Golf Video Blog with Director of Instruction and Master Professional Mel Sole of the Mel Sole Golf School

What is a bump and run shot?

A bump and run shot is when you land the ball short of the green and let it run on.  You are "bumping" the ball into a slope or the fringe to allow the higher grass the help slow the ball down.  This will . . .

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Short Game Saturday #67. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is December 23rd, 2017, and we present Short Game Saturday #68.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today's blog is aimed at those golfers who struggle with their chipping.  With the use of an alignment stick, you can use this to improve your chipping.

https://youtu.be/_bO2Y9SUbEw

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Short Game Saturday #63. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is November 25th, 2017, and we present Short Game Saturday #63.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  When working on your short game, remember to work not only on the correct mechanics but get some softness, rhythm and feel into the shot as well.

https://youtu.be/kJDVjXR7x2M

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Short Game Saturday #58. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is October 21st, 2017, and we present Short Game Saturday #58.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today we talk about chipping, but not the usual chip shot, but with a hybrid.  Check out the benefits of using this club and add another shot to your arsenal!

https://youtu.be/ZMsXqGUB2l8

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

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Short Game Saturday #57. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is October 14th, 2017, and we present Short Game Saturday #57.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today, David Olberding, the lead instructor at the Mel Sole Golf School, talks about not a chip, not a pitch, but a hybrid of the two.  Channelling Steve Stricker, David gives some great advice on the soft chip shot from around 20 yards.  Check this out!

https://youtu.be/KcuBpw8Wet0

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Technical Thursday #56. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is October 5th, 2017, and we present Technical Thursday #56.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today we give you several ways of chipping without breaking the lead wrist.  This will lead to much more consistent chipping because the loft is exactly the same each time, and therefore the roll is the same each time.

https://youtu.be/6q4xnD1LSaw

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Trouble Shot Tuesday #55. A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.

Today is September 26th, 2017, and we present Trouble Shot Tuesday #55.  A Golf Video Blog with Mel Sole.  Today I respond to a request from Leslie Buchanan of Charlottesville, VA, a long time student of mine who asks about a downhill chip shot to a green below the level of the ball.  Here you are Leslie, enjoy!

https://youtu.be/FMxEMz-DJdc

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

P.S. I will redo this tip later in the week with better sound!

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