The Chip Shot with a Hook Spin
Payne Stewart used to hit the chip shots with a hook spin on the ball. It might be difficult shot to hit for a beginner. But if you are advanced players, you might want to give it a try.
Here is how you can hit this shot.
1) Position your ball little back of center
2) Take a narrow stance
3) Put most of your weight on your left side throughout the swing
4) Point the target to the target but aim your body right of target
5) Swing the clubhead along your feet
Why did Payne Stewart put a hook spin on the ball?
This chip shot will roll much smoother than regular chip shot or bump and run shot once it hits the green.
With regular chip shots, the ball will have some backspin on the ball. The backspin sometimes makes distance control more difficult.
That's why putter is much easier to get the ball closer to the hole when the situation allows you.
By if there is grass between the ball and the green, you are going to have to hit it over it with a chip shot.
By putting hook spin on the ball, you can reduce the backspin, and you might find it easier to control distance with this type of shot.
Once you get used it, it's not a hard shot at all.
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