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Chunking everything lately, HELP

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The past few days, which have happened to be matches, I've played terrible because I've chunked about every wedge shot possible. I shot a 52, my worst nine in months, and a 44, another poor round. I am in danger of missing high school playoffs and that is not cool. Today I was killing my driver but I would just chunk wedges, nearly every one. The guy I was playing with said that I was leaning back a little and just getting behind the ball. The weird thing is the driver was the best its been in weeks, has anybody experienced something similar or can anyone give me some advice? everything is appreciated thanks.

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Chunked full wedges or around the greens?  I'd just start off similar, make sure the left foot is turned out and the weight is forward at impact.  Good feel here

 

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The past few days, which have happened to be matches, I've played terrible because I've chunked about every wedge shot possible. I shot a 52, my worst nine in months, and a 44, another poor round. I am in danger of missing high school playoffs and that is not cool. Today I was killing my driver but I would just chunk wedges, nearly every one. The guy I was playing with said that I was leaning back a little and just getting behind the ball. The weird thing is the driver was the best its been in weeks, has anybody experienced something similar or can anyone give me some advice? everything is appreciated thanks.

If you can swing it, get a lesson focused on chipping and wedges. You are likely doing something wrong that could be fixed with a short lesson from a pro. If you can not get a lesson, take video. Maybe you'll see something.

 

For me, I hit chuck chips when I fail to keep my lead arm straight and/or don't use my shoulders in the swing. Under pressure I tend to pick the club up and swing with arms only. Your issue may be something totally different but just as easily fixed once you get help identifying the issue(s).

 

Good luck

post #4 of 6

I have had similar experiences and it is usually related to weight shift or as your playing partner said "leaning back."  While hitting your driver,if your timing is right you can murder it, even though you are hanging back, because it allows you to hit up on the ball which you can do when it is on a tee.  Obviously, you cannot hit up when the ball is on the ground, so any weight back is going to cause that right shoulder to drop and chunk it.

 

Check your ball position too.  If it has changed you may be leaning back as an adjustment to get to the ball in a different spot.

 

That may not be your problem, but that is what happens to me.

post #5 of 6

my problem has been just around the green. I been striking my wedges really well for full distances.

I think I been overdoing and using my LW exclusively around the green. I been trying a lower lofted club and it makes chipping easier.

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I fixed it today, thanks guys. It was on mainly full wedge shots and I just popped my left knee in a bit to help me transfer a bit better, (i'm a lefty)

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