The “Eyes” Have It

By Jimmy Rockelman

Most amateurs don’t spend enough time on developing good speed control around the greens; the player that can control their distances will greatly reduce their scores. Next time you go to the practice green and work on your chipping, try using these practice techniques to improve distance control and get more balls up and down.

Make practice swings looking at the hole or where you would like to land the ball letting your eyes help you figure out the correct size of your swing. (Picture 1)

The more difficult the shot, the more rehearsal swings you should make. Practicing from one location to multiple targets with the same club will help to develop better distance control and shot imagination. (Picture 1)

Try to hold your finish with the lead arm and club finishing in a straight line. (Picture 2)

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