When you’re practicing, pay close attention to ball flight, carry, roll etc., especially when you change ball position,
setup or club. Practice is a great chance to learn about your game. It’s knowledge you take to the course.

If I asked you what distance would the run out on a 5 metre chip shot would be with your 48° Wedge; would you know the answer?

How does that change if you play the shot to the same landing, but with a 52° Wedge?

Practise to develop this knowledge.

Practice is about more than perfecting your technique.
It makes you a better golfer because your understanding of what the golf ball will do improves.

In the practice session above, you’ve set up tees at 4 metres, 5 metres & 6 metres from your chipping point,
with imaginary lines (between the tees at each distance).
Take your 60° Wedge, and attempt to chip the ball to land between the 4 and 5 metre line (watch the roll-out).
Then with the same club between 5 and 6 metres (watch the roll-out). Then just past the 6 metres (watch the roll-out).
Now take your 56° and perform the same challenge (watching the roll-out).
Do this all the way up to your #8 Iron.

And learn at the same time. Next time you’re on the course, put that knowledge to good use.
If you have a question about this skills challenge, please