And I mean that literally. The goal is to create as violent an explosion as possible when the club enters the sand so that the force alone is enough to propel the ball onto the green. Here’s how to do it in four easy steps.
Saving par from difficult spots is what separates great players from good ones—you need an answer for whatever the course throws at you. Consider the challenge I face in the photos above.
Spend 15 minutes on the practice green once a week rolling putts from 40 50 and 60 feet (common first-putt distances among mid-handicappers). Hit three balls from each length getting a feel for how big each chip-putt motion should be in order to lag all nine putts within that imaginary circle.