Golf Practice Drill #34 – Chipping Boundary / Distance Control
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Okay, now let’s get into today’s golf practice drill which we call The Chipping Boundary Drill.
How this Golf Practice Drill Works
As the name suggests, you will have a boundary zone to chip balls within but let me further explain how the boundary works.
In this chipping drill, you’ll lay down two golf clubs spaced about 5 yards apart (15 feet) and parallel to each other. The first club represents the start of the boundary zone and the second club marks the back of the boundary zone.
Your job is to chip the golf ball so it lands inside the boundary zone and stops rolling before it gets to the back boundary.
This trains you to work on distance control with your wedge.
The next step to this drill is chipping golf ball #2, but it must now land and finish shorter than the previous golf ball.
Golf ball #3 will get chipped next and it must finish shorter than golf ball #2 did. Then golf ball #4 shorter than #3 and finally golf ball #5 ending up shorter than golf ball #4.
See the challenge here?
It forces you to master chipping distance control having to chip each ball shorter distance than the previous in a controlled manner.
The goal is to get all 5 golf balls inside the boundary zone you created, but each ball shorter than the previous.
This means the first chip shot needs to get as far back as possible in the boundary zone without hitting the golf club on the ground to leave room for the remaining chips.
If any of the chip shots roll farther than the previous, you fail. If the ball doesn’t make it to the beginning of the boundary (not enough power) or if the ball goes beyond the back boundary (too much power) then you fail.
It’s a very challenging, but fun golf practice drill to work on your chipping and short game.
At the end, when you successfully complete this chipping drill, you will feel much better control over your wedges. You’ll feel more confident when you need to hit chips longer vs shorter distances. Good luck!
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