How to Hit a Softie

Pelz, Dave
June 2008
Golf Magazine;Jun2008, Vol. 50 Issue 6, p29
The article offers suggestions for executing a dead-hands chip, a short game shot in golf. The dead-hands chip is considered easy to hit, and it runs out a predictable and reliable distance because it always lands softly and never has much backspin. The dead-hands chip eliminates wrist hinge and involve just a swing of the arm. The simple adjustment minimizes clubhead speed and shallows out the arc the club traces through impact, resulting in the least powerful and softest-possible landing chip


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