Here’s one way to stop chunking chips — using only your eyes

August 24, 2019

Sometimes a change in perspective is all it takes to fix a fault. Take fat contact, for example. If you’re continually hitting the ground before the ball, focus your eyes on the front edge (target side) of the ball during the swing.

It may not seem like much — the diameter of the golf ball is just 1.68 inches — but shifting your sight line forward even this small amount nudges your center of gravity toward the target. Your focus shifts, too.

Shifting your sight line forward even this small amount nudges your center of gravity toward the target.

Amateur golfers often tend to focus not on the golf ball but on a variety of places around the area of the golf ball. The combined effect of both tightening your focus while moving it forward will help solve those dreaded fat shots.

Why? Because this forward shift helps the club reach its low point at the ball, instead of behind it. The result will be cleaner, crisper chip shots.

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