New Pitching Chipping Method video no 1


Lee N - September 15, 2016

JH…good tip! Question…you look like you are using a wedge and flying
the ball half way there.. Do you use one club? Many others suggest getting
the ball rolling as quickly as possible on the green. What are your

    1atomicgolf - September 15, 2016

    Hi Lee,
    That particular pitch I wanted I wanted to hit reasonably hard with a bit
    of spin so I used the wedge, I use any club from a 4 iron to sand wedge,
    just depends on the shot , but I always use the ‘pressure’ point’ grip
    cheers JH

William Noell - September 15, 2016

JH, are you still using the fool proof method of chippng?

    1atomicgolf - September 15, 2016

    Hi William,
    I do use the foolproof method myself but its not for everyone so I show
    players other variations that they can apply to their existing methods like
    this particular tip..
    cheers JH

Bill Walsh - September 17, 2016

Hello from bill on Long IslandI have been worKing on chipping for weeks
with little consistency.However, I took your technique to the course today
and it worked great. Consistent contact and consistent results. Still need
to fine tune it but I’m a lot more confident that I will be making good
contact with compression of the ball.Is it possible to use pressure of that
right hand against the thump for those 50-60 yard pitches?

    1atomicgolf - September 17, 2016

    Hi Bill,
    I think I said in one of the videos that I personally do use the the
    pressure point grip for pitch shots up to on occasions 80 yards or so, but
    when the shots are longer you must keep the pressure pushing the grip
    ‘down’ through the shot with the lead hand turning down through the shot
    otherwise you will ‘hold off’ the release to much and not get the distance
    you need.
    cheers Jh

Bill Walsh - September 18, 2016

You’re correct. I really like the idea of using this for short pitches. We
get a lot of heavy wind by the ocean always seems to be in your face or in
a hurting crosswind. Because we are in sort of a drought, the lies are very
tight. This technique worked really well. Thanks JH!

    1atomicgolf - September 18, 2016

    From a tight lie you can really ‘pinch’ the ball with this action because
    the pressure point grip always gets the grip in a strong forward lean
    position at impact which takes some of the bounce of the wedges which is
    what you want with tight lie shots.
    cheers JH

Chip Satterly - October 10, 2016

Hi JH,
This set up and shot makes so much sense for shots around the green.
But it’s a little hard to see your grip on this video.
Would you be kind enough to do a short clip with a close up of your hand
position in the face on view?

    1atomicgolf - October 10, 2016

    Hi Chip,
    I am doing a new Putting video so I will do a revision of the chipping grip
    at the same time, the Putting video I think will be a revelation for most
    people, I have found something that is really interesting.
    cheers JH

Chip Satterly - October 23, 2016

Hi JH!
I’ve been working really hard on this chipping method.
Making good progress and when I hit one just right, the feeling of crisp
contact and ball action is MUCH better than anything
I’ve done before.
“Keeping the pressure on” the grip is also helping me focus on the back of
the ball and avoid head motion that results in poor shots.
My QUESTION…do you use one club most of the time for all distances or are
you more likely to use various lofts for different distances and
If one club…which do you use the most?
If one club, do you usually use just one set up and ball position and
control distance with your swing length/speed?
Many thanks!
You have re-awakened my interest in golf AND IMproving my game!!

    1atomicgolf - October 24, 2016

    Hi Chip,
    For straight forward pitch shots and chips around the green when there is
    no undulations in the green I use a 56 deg sand wedge… if there are
    uphill contours I use less lofted clubs and get the ball on the ground
    early run the ball to the flag…high spin quick stopping shots is always
    the sand wedge up to 50 yrds…longer than that I hit a lot of finesse
    wedge shots… you would be surprised at the type of clubs I do chip and
    pitch with sometimes.
    Ball position for me is all about how I want the ball to react after it
    hits the green… I am very much a ‘see and feel’ player and wherever the
    ball position ends up being is just a result of how I am ‘feeling’ the shot
    at hand… frankly the same applies to my general irons and driver
    swings..I never think of a ‘specific’ ball position… its always about
    balance and the shape of the shot I need .
    cheers JH Glad your interest has come back online… as they say you never
    ever know what the ‘next’ shot can bring .

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