One of the things I want to talk to you about, and it's a shot here in Texas, that we have to use.
We really don't see it, except for at the British Open, and that's the hybrid chip.
I taught this to my niece, who is actually playing college golf, and she said it was the greatest thing I'd taught her.
Just because, when you're playing in dormant situations, it's a real easy shot.
I'm [inaudible 00:00:23] the green here, and you, may be by the color, you can see that this is a little bit wet, and it's a little bit dark.
It's also extremely important, as you see here, when I make a little swing, you can see how that grass comes up.
Well, that's into the grain, I kind of went this way, you can see how that grass is not raising up.
Anytime you're either in wet conditions, tight conditions, dormant grass, and are into the grain, this is an extremely useful shot.
All you're going to do is, you're going to take your setup, very similar to a putt.
You're going to get the club actually vertical, putting grip, move the ball back slightly, lean slightly forward, and then just ultimately hit a putt.
The ball will get into the air for a few minutes, or for a few seconds, sorry.
Then just run out.
I like to play this very similar to ...
In other words, if I've got 30 feet here, I'd like to play this like a 30 foot putt.
The ball comes off pretty fast, off of this club face.
Yes, I'm going to have some resistance here, so, to me it kind of evens out.
Again, as I do this, get the club a little bit more vertical.
I'm going to play a little break here.
Move the ball slightly back, lean slightly forward, and then simply hit a putt.
The ball just kind of pops up there.
That one I hit a little bit hard.
Again, your object here, is to really get it inside of six feet.
If you can get this chip shot inside of six feet ...
I have a lot of students, where they just practice this a little bit.
You know, hit one, two out of the chipping green.
Hit one to this pin, hit one to that pin, hit one to that pin right over there.
Do that about four times, so 12 balls total.
You do that, couple times a week, your feel with this shot will be pretty good.
Again, set up, get the heel vertical.
Ball back slightly, hands and weight forward, and then just putt.
If you try that shot, I promise you, you're going to be able save par from difficult situations a lot more than if you tried the other way.