There's no one around so now is the opportunity for me to teach you the secret to chipping.
If you look at these balls right here, they're stacked diagonal then right here, they're working a little bit further away from me.
That is the secret to chipping.
Do not tell anyone this unless they're paying you or paying me to learn this.
This is valuable information.
What we're going to do, if we start off with our normal setup for chipping, we start off with our feet a club head width apart.
Notice the ball's in the center.
Bring your forward foot back and turn your toes just like this.
That is the CJ low.
Okay? You have to say CJ's, that's trademarked.
That way I can market myself all right? So, it's the CJ low.
We just take out normal setup where we're putting our shirt buttons ahead of the ball like this and we hit our normal shot.
Okay? As you hold your finish, just notice the trajectory that that ball had.
We're now going to take that ball where it was in the back position.
We're now going to move it to the middle, also slightly further away.
You'll understand why in a second.
Same setup as I swing back, the ball comes in a lot higher.
Notice my finish is the same.
Now we're going to move the ball slightly further forward, slightly further away.
Same setup, notice my butt end of my club is still off of my left thigh.
From right here, ball comes in higher.
Notice my finish is the same.
All right? Now here's the secret.
Here's the trick.
These two balls should be stacked on top of each other.
I don't think you want to watch me try to see how good my nerves are and my steady hand.
What we're going to do here is this ball should be in the same position.
The only difference is, we're now going to take this club face and we're going to open it.
Now, this much open is the ultra high, this much also is the ultra high.
It's really up to you how extravagant you want to get here.
For the camera we want to show off a little bit so we'll open the face quite a bit.
As I do that, I am exposing the [hazel 00:02:13] to the ball.
We don't want to hit that S word.
What we're going to have to do is, we're going to have square up our club face.
It's still open but we're going to square up our grooves to the hole.
Notice where the butt end of the club is.
What you're going to have to imagine here is that you have a clock or a circle on the ground.
All I'm going to do is I'm going to walk around that clock.
I want to keep the ball forward.
A lot of people when they say, "Hey, open your face or aim your face to the right." They say, "Aim your body to the left." If I did that I would move the ball back in my stance.
That doesn't make sense.
We don't want to open our club face and now we try to hit a high shot with the ball back in our stance.
We want the ball to be forward so we can hit it high.
Again, all we're going to do is we're going to open the face, walk around the clock.
Normal setup position.
You'll notice that my finish, that ball goes even higher yet.
You have the low, you have the medium and the high and you have the ultra high.
Now you could control your trajectory.
Understand this, every time you move the ball more forward, it becomes exponentially more difficult.
If you can hit the low, hit the low.
If you can't hit the low and you're forced to hit it a little higher that's great.
Also only do this with your most lofted club.
Don't hit a medium sand wedge when you can hit a low [inaudible 00:03:36].
They're virtually the same thing.
Make sure you're only doing this with your most lofted club.
If the sand wedge is how you go, as high as you go, that's fine.
That's the club that you get to practice this with.
So understand that to control trajectory, it really comes down to your setups, your basics.
If you work on this, if you hit a couple of bad shots in a row, immediately go back to the CJ low and just work on it and start working your way up from the CJ low to the medium, to the high and to the ultra high.
Before you know it you may rate naming it around your club, the John low or whatever it is your name is.
Keep working on it, you'll shoot lower scores and you'll have a lot more fun.