CJ Goecks: Hey, CJ Goecks from Short Game Secrets and what we want to discuss here is just continuing on with the chipping and what do we do after the setup.
Just as a reminder here our chipping setup, we start with our feet about that width apart, bring our forward foot back, turn your toes.
As we get in this setup here, we want two things forward, one thing back.
I'm saying this so, for any lefties at home, I'm not trying to confuse you, but again, two things forward, weight and the hands are forward and the ball is off your back foot from here.
As you get that setup, you're going to go ahead and chip here and now the key to this right here is hold your finish.
All right, there are two reasons for a bad chip shot.
One, if your weight is on your back foot.
That's reason number one.
Number two reason for a bad shot is if the left wrist breaks down this way.
There are two drills to fix this.
Remember, after this video you should be able to be your own coach with this.
What we're looking for is the drill number, is we want to put our right foot behind you just like this.
This will ensure that your weight stays forward, okay? You're just going to chip.
The thought process for me as a right hander, I want to feel as if my right shoulder finishes over left knee.
I want to really feel my body rotate into my forward leg position.
You can see how solid and actually straight my left leg is at this point.
We're trying to create that firm post that we can hit into impact.
Again, the first reason for a bad shot is if your weight's on your back foot.
If that's the case, do the right foot back drop.
The second reason for a bad shot is if your left wrist breaks down.
You'll actually have to grab another club.
I don't have one with me at this point, but I want to show you if you just did this, there are training games, they make sticks that can attach to this and make it longer, but you're just trying to hold the club right here and not whack your rib cage.
An object in motion tends to stay in motion.
That's what I learned from my physics class.
What you have to understand is if your body stops, you're not strong enough, I'm not strong enough, Tiger's not strong enough.
This club will keep going and it's going to whack you right in the ribs, so you must have your body motion, you must have the bigger muscles controlling the shot and that's what you're looking for.
Remember, the first reasons for a bad shot is if your weight's on your right side or your back foot.
Number two reason for a bad shot is if your lead wrist breaks down.
It's a lot to remember, so let's make this simple for everyone.
We get our setup, we hit the shot, we hold the finish.
Let's make it simple.
I'm going to ask you two questions.
One, where's your weight? Two, did you burn yourself? If this is a laser beam, do not let it come back and burn you.
If you can do that, that will cure 98% of all bad chip shots, those two drills.
If those two drills do not fix you, go back to the previous video and watch the setup, because that's the only thing that could be wrong at this point.
Right foot back, two club drill, your chipping's going to be a lot better.