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The Winning Post

Nose ahead of your rivals with this inside tip to sharpen up your short game.

A big problem many golfers face on the little shots is ‘fat contact’ or hitting the turf before the ball, often caused by the club-head quickly passing the handle into impact. A great way to hit crisper chips and pitches is to imagine that your handle and club-head are in a race to the finish line. Here I have created an image where I view the handle as the number one horse and the club-head as the number two horse in a race. Play your ball in the centre of your stance with a little weight favouring the front foot, make sure No.1 horse beats No.2, and your duffed chip shots will be a thing of the past, neigh bother*.

*No need to ask, we fired the person responsible for this straight away. Ed.

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