How to hit the deceptive ‘fluffy’ lie chip shot, according to a three-time PGA Tour winner

Source: GOLF.com
By GOLF Editors

PGA Tour player Russell Henley explains how to hit the tricky, fluffy chip shot…

You missed the green, but hey, the ball’s sitting up in the rough. Good, right? Maybe. In this situation, it’s not always certain how the ball will come out. As with all short-game shots, crisp contact is the key.

Step 1: Even if you’re short-sided, refrain from opening the face too much. With the ball up, you risk sliding the club right underneath it if you add extra loft. The ball won’t go anywhere. I keep the face square in this situation, or barely opened if I really need more loft to stop it close.

Step 2: I swing as if I’m hitting a little draw, with the club moving in-to-out and my hands rolling over slightly through impact. This helps the club remain shallow, which usually results in cleaner contact. My main thought is to get as many grooves on the ball as possible. Think “glide,” not “chop.”

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NCGA Four-Ball Results from Dragonfly

Kim and Silva pair up to take the title on Saturday, April 13 at Dragonfly Golf Club.

Use the link below for full results.

https://www.golfgenius.com/pages/1789919

Brent Grant wins Fresno Open at Dragonfly Golf Club

1 Brent Grant  Murrieta, CA $2,300.00 -13 68 69 69 206
T2 Connor Blick  Alamo, CA $1,050.00 -10 73 69 67 209
T2 Jeremy Tuggy  Los Angeles, CA $1,050.00 -10 73 68 68 209
T2 Coy Dobson  Austin, TX $1,050.00 -10 70 68 71 209
5 Mikey McGinn  Porterville, CA $750.00 -8 69 71 71 211
T6 Trevor Clayton  Clovis, CA $600.00 -6 75 69 69 213
T6 Patrick Grimes  Menlo Park, CA $600.00 -6 67 74 72 213
T8 Michael Feuerstein  La Jolla, CA $250.00 -5 71 74 69 214
T8 Alex Franklin  San Rafael, CA $250.00 -5 67 72 75 214

Additional Scores:

https://goldencuptour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/goldencuptour19/event/goldencuptour195/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

Scores and Leaderboard – Fresno Open at Dragonfly

Final round scheduled for 8:00 AM on Friday, April 12.

Walking spectators allowed

SCORES/LEADERBOARD – https://goldencuptour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/goldencuptour19/event/goldencuptour195/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

PAIRINGS – https://goldencuptour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/goldencuptour19/event/goldencuptour195/pairings.htm?r=7372fc50-9078-4683-a28f-1a88465b0a41

Scores and Leaderboard – Fresno Open at Dragonfly

2nd round to commence at 8:00 AM on Thursday, April 11.

Final round scheduled for 8:00 AM on Friday, April 12.

Walking spectators allowed

SCORES/LEADERBOARD – https://goldencuptour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/goldencuptour19/event/goldencuptour195/contest/1/leaderboard.htm

PAIRINGS – https://goldencuptour.bluegolf.com/bluegolf/goldencuptour19/event/goldencuptour195/pairings.htm?r=7372fc50-9078-4683-a28f-1a88465b0a41

Dave Pelz’s 10 truths about putting

We found some great tips & musings from Dave Pelz on putting. Read about them below!

Source: GOLF.com

DAVE PELZ Thursday, July 12, 2018

I could talk for weeks about my 50-year infatuation with all things putting. But I figured I’d just give you the CliffsNotes instead.

1. Putting is important.

Regardless of skill level, putting accounts for approximately 43 percent of your total strokes, taking into account your good putting days and the ones where you’re ready to snap your flatstick over your knee. Lower this percentage and your scores will go down. Allocate at least one-third of your practice time to becoming the best putter you can be.

2. Aim is critical.

You can’t dominate with your putter if you don’t know how to aim it correctly, or how much break to play. Nail these fundamentals first.

3. Keep your stroke “on-line” through the impact zone.

If you hook or cut-spin your putts, your chance of success goes down. If your putts roll off the face in the same direction your putter is heading immediately after impact, that’s good. If your putter moves one way and the ball another, you’ve got problems.

Dave Pelz wants to share his putting truths.

4. Face angle is even more important than stroke path.

And not insignificantly — it’s six times more important. Even if your path is good, unduly opening or closing the face at impact spells doom.

5. You’re only as skilled as your impact pattern.

Catching putts across the face produces varying ball speeds. Find one impact point. My recommendation: the sweet spot.

6. Putts left short never go in.

When you miss, your putts should end up 17 inches past the hole. If you roll them faster, you’ll suffer more lip-outs. Roll them slower and the ball will be knocked off line by imperfections (footprints, pitch marks, etc.) in the green.

7. Proper putt speed comes from proper rhythm.

At our schools, we incorporate rhythm into pre-putt rituals, then carry that same rhythm through the stroke. Rhythm is the harbinger of consistency. You’ve got to find your own, and groove it.

8. Putting is a learned skill.

Having the “touch” in your mind’s eye to know how firmly to stroke a putt (so its speed matches the break), and then also having the “feel” in your body to execute that touch is gained only through experience and solid practice. See No. 1.

9. Be patient.

Sometimes poorly-struck putts go in and well-struck putts miss. Sometimes badly-read greens compensate for poorly struck putts. Results can confuse golfers when they don’t understand the true fundamentals of putting. Having the patience to learn to be a good putter is an incredible virtue for a golfer.

10. Putting is like life.

You don’t have to be perfect, but you can’t do any of the important things badly. My advice? Believe in yourself. Becoming a great putter isn’t easy, but it’s possible (Phil Mickelson, at age 48, is enjoying the finest putting season in his career). Maintain a good, hardworking attitude as you work through items 1 through 9. I’ve seen success stories happen thousands of times. Everyone is capable of improving.

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