Brad Ott: Okay, next we're going to talk about contact and being able to control the distance of the ball flight.
A lot of my students I see struggle with this.
They're not able to actually make solid contact which means they can not control distance.
This is probably one of the biggest struggles I'll see out of my students.
The way I teach this is pretty simple.
One of the things that I like to teach my students is where to put the golf ball so where you're putting this golf ball is really paramount in making solid contact.
You're going to want to put that ball right in the middle of your stance and what you're going to do at that point in time is you're going to put about 70% of your weight on your lead foot.
For you right handed golfers, that's your left foot.
Left handed golfers, obviously your right foot.
Once you do that, you never switch your weight back to your right foot.
In other words, you keep the weight on the lead foot.
This is where I see a lot of my students struggle.
They will shift their weight back and eventually they will not get their weight forward so they'll end up hitting up on the golf ball so you want to hit down on the golf ball.
You're going to want to put the ball in the middle of your stance.
You're going to want to lean forward.
At this point in time, you leave your weight on your lead foot and if you keep your weight there, you will hit down on the golf ball and it's going to always make good contact.
You're always going to make that solid contact, which should allow you to have better distance control.
Hopefully this will allow you to hit the chip shots a little bit more solid, which should give you good feedback and give you a better distance control.
This is Brad [Ott 00:01:16], director of instruction out here at TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas.
Member of the PGA tour for 12 years so I hope this helps you get a little bit better at controlling the distance of your chips.