BULLSEYE: FIND YOUR LANDING ZONE
Coach Nicholas Pelle, Minnetonka, MN
REASON SECRET IS REVEALED:
The roll after a chip shot is an important part of the game. Through visualization, players can accurately plan where they want the ball to roll.
Imagine a bullseye, about a yard in diameter, one pace onto the green. After choosing the appropriate club—a sand wedge for a pin up front, a pitching wedge for a middle pin, and an 8-iron for a pin at the back of the green—hit toward the bullseye.
Be careful to give the ball enough force to land in the green. Hitting the ball onto the fringe will usually result in an awkward landing that will put you short of or offline from your target.
RESULTS TO ANTICIPATE:
A shot with a sand wedge will fly half the distance and roll the other half. The pitching wedge will fly one third the distance and roll the remainder. The 8-iron will fly a quarter of the distance and roll the remaining.