I want to discuss something that's very important, and I know I discussed this is my short game series video, but here we are on the green. I've got a big slope coming from left to right and I've got a big mound between me and that hole. The key, the first thing you should look at, or the first two things I should say, is remember to look at the wind and the lie. This is what dictates the shot you are going to hit. Remember the 95% rule. If you do not remember what the 95% rule is, that's where you're landing the ball in the first two paces on the green. Then you have the 5% rule where we discuss the flat chip, the depression in the hill. Well, I have a hill.
I can turn this into a half depression by taking the hill out of play and landing it at the bottom of that hill, so this case. Now, into the wind, I could take something here and flight it lower. In this case, I'm going to take a 52 and just fly it over this hill and I know the ball's going to stop there because it's going into the wind. If I did not have that much wind, I could take the 56 and I could just, again, fly it over this hill using the half depression and getting this ball to finish by the hole simply because of where the hill is. Make it simple on yourself. Look at the wind. Look at the lie. This is something I just want to re-emphasize to you, that if you use the slopes around the green, your chipping is so much easier and you can get away with bad shots.