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Low pitch shot that checks up and stops HOW?

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I've seen these shots being done on TV and would love to learn how to do them, at my course it would be a great shot to use...

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It is really a chip shot.  You have to make good contact, ball first and create a lot of spin.  I can do it with my 58 wedge with the ball back by my right foot or even behind it.  It will bounce a couple of times and check up.  It is not always reliable though.  Chipping with a putting motion or a standard pitch is more predictable for me.

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I use my lob wedge with the ball a little back of center. More weight on forward leg (left leg for right hander) and keep my lower body fairly quiet through the shot. I lean the shaft forward (decrease loft) and make sure I pinch the ball off the turf with a descending blow. Accelerate through the shot. Don't be afraid to take a little divot but it shouldn't be a beaver pelt. I usually only take a 1/2 backswing. I abbreviate my follow through and hold my wrists from breaking. I don't hinge my wrists much. There's some but not like a full swing. I keep my grooves clean and it's mandatory to use a soft cover ball if you want some good bite. But you can make a Rock Flite check up somewhat too. This is a great shot since it's much straighter shot than a pitch. You need some green to work with. You need to get a feel for how hard to swing for various distances. If you watch a video (you should), look at what their body is doing. It's mostly a shot using the arms. No need for weight shift, much shoulder turn etc. Once you get it down, it's a pretty reliable shot.
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Too late to edit. I was thinking about the shot and you will definitely slide your hips, especially on the longer shots.
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Too late to edit.

I was thinking about the shot and you will definitely slide your hips, especially on the longer shots.


On a chip or a pitch? I vote no on "sliding your hips."

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Perfect contact, and much more speed in your swing than you're going to feel comfortable with..... Skilled players make it look easy because they're skilled players. ;-)
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So no hip slide with a high lofted club hands stay ahead with ball back in stance?
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This is interesting scary but interesting  lol

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Saw a TV golf teacher discuss this and he said that a slightly closed club face will 'grip' the ball more and provide more ball spin than an open face.  I often get lots of side spin on chips and the ball hits the green and zips off either left or right, then checks up and stops.

Speakers broken on laptop so no comment on video.  He may say the same. .

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Perfect contact, and much more speed in your swing than you're going to feel comfortable with.....

Skilled players make it look easy because they're skilled players.


This.

So no hip slide with a high lofted club hands stay ahead with ball back in stance?

It's a start. You would have to still have a 'poppy' (acceleration) no wrist release move through the ball to get any appreciable spin. I personally don't have confidence to accelerate enough to try. It's hard to not get flippy. Thin shots will scurry across and off the green.

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It often depends on the slope of the green. When the green is sloped uphill towards the player along with an uphill approach, the ball should check up quickly.

As mentioned above, it is a skilled manner to execute proper to accomplish results on a regular basis.

It is a fun method to practice and use on occasion.

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If you have 11 minutes of your life and can listen to Joe Mayo for that period of time, you have an insatiable desire to learn... :-D

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That's why I support and love this site great info and input.
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@ Desmond Yes I do the other day I hit balls for 4 hrs working on S & T. Our practice area only good for 130 yards so I practice a lot of 100 to chipping shots. Yesterday we had to play our back nine only because they punched the front. I usually score 46-50 on the back,I did a 44-43. The practice helped with all my clubs.
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@Mr. Desmond 's video is exactly the one I was about to post after I read the OP. Despite being a bit of a long video to watch it is very informative. It's not a shot I play on the course yet though for two reasons:

  1. I don't practice enough short game to have the confidence in the shot nor do I have any feel for distance with it
  2. I often am not playing a urethane covered ball than will check up as I'd want. I am guilty of just playing whatever balls I find :8)
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Just wanted to add one other thought.

Distance is a key to determine when to attempt his type of shot, along with the slope of the green.

Also, when green slopes away (downhill) the ball will roll out more.

An example when not to attempt would be less than 20 feet or greater than 35 yards to the pin.

20 feet to 35 yards is a comfortable distance to play.

Reason being, the shot must be hit with aggressiveness.

Level or uphill play to a level or green which slope towards the player is favorable.

Cub Rat

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If you have 11 minutes of your life and can listen to Joe Mayo for that period of time, you have an insatiable desire to learn...

Hit it a groove low, and zip the hands through to the left.

Nuthin' to it! ;-)

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Hit it a groove low, and zip the hands through to the left.

Nuthin' to it!

I do find when I slightly thin a pitch it is going to spin a lot more than if I catch it normal. Issue is, when you don't plan for it, you end up flying the ball past the hole and it takes a BIG hop forward and stops. Usually that one hop can leave you a pretty good distance away.

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