LeapFrog Your Chipping Success with Mark Crossfield

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WHAT ARE GOOD GOLF DRILLS FOR IMPROVING CHIPPING DISTANCE CONTROL? 

Improve your chipping distance control with a simple but very competitive leapfrog chipping drill from Mark Crossfield, AskGolfGuru PGA professional. Mark shares that a great way to improve your golf short game is with improved practice and better training drills that give you the same competitive feeling you have on the course. This chipping drill calls for you to improve your distance control in your chip shots. You start by chipping a ball out somewhat randomly, but each successive chip must leapfrog the last, with the goal to get as tight a grouping of balls in succession as possible. Mark suggests using 8 balls for this drill. Chip it close and keep your short game sharp with focused mind and focused practice.

Leapfrog Chipping Distance Control Drill

Use your chipping wedge of choice.  In this case, Mark is using his 60-degree lob wedge. You don't even need a chipping green for this drill, but if you happen to have a fancy chipping green this drill works even better. The drill is quite simple but effective. 

Use 8 golf balls. Chip one ball out a few yards as your "ball marker".  The object of the game is to get each ball in front of the last, but as close as possible to the last ball or one furthest out. The goal is a tight grouping of the 8 balls, but they must be staggered in distance with the second ball going further than the first and the third ball going further than the second, and so on and so on. If you come up short on any shot, where your ball finishes short of the previous shot, you must begin anew.

This is a great way of practicing. It brings in that competitive or contest spirit which helps you really concentrate, rather than just hitting chips kind of at random targets. Any practice with a plan and constructive monitoring is so much more productive and will help you improve faster.


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