Chipping is probably the most underrated aspect of every golfer’s game. Truth is, if you become really good at placing the ball exactly where you want, your putts will inevitably be shorter on average. This will result in some easier putts and stroke down a few shots on your overall score.
Here’s an exercise to control your landing point so you can increasingly be closer to the cup.
Choose a practice hole and go through a few approach shots. Notice the point where your ball lands and where it stops its course. It’s important to use the same club for this exercise as results will vary with the angle of the wedge used.
Place a hoop at the spot where your balls which ended up closest to the hole landed.
Continue practicing and focus on making balls land within the hoop with a normal chipping shot without any manipulations. You’ll notice more consistency in your shots and on average you’ll land closer to the cup.
Change holes and repeat the exercise while observing the relationship between the landing point and the distance travelled by the ball after landing.
Learning to control your landing point will make you more efficient on the course and increase your instinct on your short game. Lastly, maintain a positive attitude during training to guarantee better results on the course.