How To Repair A Ball Mark The USGA has released a great video about repairing ball marks we wanted to share with you. In the following video, find out why it's important to fix a ball mark and why doing it incorrectly can do more harm than good. Taking care of...read more
How To Stop The Flippers
What are the flippers?
I often see the flippers on both chips and pitches. The flippers happen when you “flip” your wrist through impact and let your top hand break down, all of a sudden FLIP. This causes the club head to pass the hands, the shaft gets too vertical, and you stand up through impact causing both fat and thin shots.
What causes the flippers?
I think the biggest reason people do this is a lack of acceleration through impact. You MUST accelerate the club to get spin and control your distance. This brings me to the other reason: FEAR. The fear of hitting the ball thin or fat automatically causes the flippers.
How do you overcome these mistakes?
Well, first you must keep your hands moving in front of the club head. Not, the other way around. Next, you must “rip” your chips and pitches. I mean hit them hard. Most people that I coach don’t hit the ball hard enough around the green to make the ball spin. Once you learn to hit them solid and hard, then you can control your distance through spin and height of shot.
I hope these tips help you overcome your fears around the green. NO MORE FLIPPERS!
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With over 25 years of teaching experience, it's easy to see why Mike has become a leader in the world of golf instruction. Everything from cutting edge social networking techniques to having his own podcast, Mike has helped to change the face of teaching golf. He currently is the Director of Player Performance at the Boyne Golf Academy in Harbor Springs, Michigan.
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