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  1. Chipping, Open or Square to Target?

    Yeah, I couldn't find the right words to describe it, but he is standing perpendicular to the target line. I've only ever been taught square or very slightly open, maybe up to 10" open. I would think that his form would make it more difficult to be consistent, especially since it's so different from his other swings. I'm asking because before I had a slightly open stance when I chipped, but once I changed to a square stance, I suddenly started to hit it better and more consistently.
  2. Chipping, Open or Square to Target?

    Yes, he's Korean and came from Korea a couple years ago. It seems the golf pro who taught him showed him exactly how he "should" be swinging. As long as he's hitting it well, like people have said, I don't see any problem with it. It just seemed like if a golf pro taught him, it would be a form that's at least somewhat known.
  3. Chipping, Open or Square to Target?

    I wanted to ask this question, but I didn't want to start a new thread. I have a similar question.. I went with a friend for the first time to a driving range and I saw him chipping in a completely open stance. He said that this was taught to him by a Korean professional. When I say completely open, I mean his toes were facing the direction he wanted to hit; the toes of both his feet. I've seen people hitting in both slightly open and square, but I've never seen or heard of anyone doing this. The right side of his right foot was facing the ball and he was swinging with his arms only on his right side, going back and then swinging front. Has anyone else heard of this before?
  4. So I don't know if this is a common problem or not, as I'm only a novice myself, but I'm having some difficulty convincing two beginners to go to the driving range. The problem is that they want to go to a course. Since they were so insistent on it, I thought that maybe they had played before, so I asked, " Do you two good well?" They replied, "We don't know yet." In fact, we had made arrangements to go " golfing" yesterday, but they thought I had meant a course when I had constantly been talking about a driving range to practice. We're Korean, but I'm the only one who was born here and sometimes they have trouble understanding my Korean.. Anyway, once I told them that it would cost an average of $20-$30 to hit on a course, they said it was too expensive and didn't want to go anymore. One person said that she knew of a $5 course, only it was an hour's drive away. Then, instead of saying, "since that place is too far, we should just go to the driving range," they said, "We should go somewhere else to walk and then go to a course next week." I think that they're thinking a driving range is a waste of money... They have never swung a golf club before, I know because I was trying to coach one of through the basics of a swung for like 15-20 minutes. What should I do? I would go to a driving range with them, but my father, who has experience playing, said not to go with them to a course because I would become very frustrated and embarrassed. Honestly, I wouldn't want to go to a course with two other people who were my level yet because I want to gain some more confidence in my swing first. I've played on several courses with my dad over a few years so I know it isn't easy. So, how do you get two complete beginners who have their minds set on going to a course when they have never swung a club before, to go to a driving range to learn first? They are both older than me, so I have to make it sound respectful and not condescending.