Focused Chipping with the Landing Zone Drill

Chipping is kind of like Monday’s. It’s never fun when they come around, but it’s inevitable.

I think part of the problem with our chipping is that we put all of our focus and attention to the hole or where we want the ball to end up.

We make no effort to focus on the landing area, which is way more important.

Watch today’s golf prescription and learn a nifty way to shift your focus to your landing area and then from there begin to narrow it down.

Your Prescription to a Better Game


  1. Tom Hollenbeck

    January 31, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  2. phil guarascio

    June 5, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    best club for around the green chipping. gap wedge ( 50 degrees)?

  3. Ernie Farnsworth

    December 29, 2017 at 7:03 am

    I try to do this, but my big problem chipping is that I almost always either hit the ball thin or fat.

  4. Charles

    May 13, 2018 at 7:47 pm

    How do u fix the thin or fat?

  5. Larry Dunaway

    September 4, 2018 at 7:36 am

    Make sure you set up with your hands just in front of the ball. Then aim a little left and Open the clubface a little. Hit ball first and try to carry the ball about half way to hole,,with a pitching wedge. Get some turf!

  6. Jim Ahner

    October 28, 2020 at 11:54 am

    Love your emails. Loads of great ideas to help us get better. Keep em coming.

  7. Leon Amer

    August 18, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Uh, the roll out will be less if the ball lands ON the towel, especially if it is folded to a smaller target size, since it will act as a movie stunt person’s safety pad, absorbing energy … maybe use 3 or 4 alignment stix in a triangle or box, or other clubs, and try landing the ball on the grass inside, leaving the path to the hole open if the 1st bounce doesn’t take the ball over the obstacle between it and the hole. (Or, a bicycle tire without the rim, or an inner tube semi-inflated)


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