Chipping and Pitching the PPGS Way - Stay Low, Not High | Swing Surgeon - Don Trahan Peak Performance Golf Swing

Chipping and Pitching the PPGS Way - Stay Low, Not High

Sun, 10/06/2019 - 17:31 -- Don Trahan

Mainstream golf wants you to hit high for your short game. I completely disagree with this recommendation, teaching if you will. The PPGS is all about decreasing the amount of error and possibility of error in our swing. Hitting high for your short game shots just increases your margin of error.

Shape your shots for low trajectory.

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Submitted by wolftitan on

Great video Surge. I noticed several additional setup features of your daily video that some PPGS viewers might not realized. It looks like approximately 70% of your weight is on your front foot. The ball position is critical to keeping it low and you are spot on having the ball just inside your back foot. Next your hands are always set up ahead of the ball and remain so thru your swing. And last you are accelerating thru to impact and finish. An old pro once told me in order to hit good low running chips you must strike the match. Meaning accelerate thru the chip shot. Stay Vertical!!!

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Submitted by westwood on

100% agree. For me it is all about results and if I chip/pitch and run a lower shot I am far more accurate. Of course it doesn’t look as spectacular as a high wedge shot, watching it for several seconds in the air, but who cares!? If my shot finishes eg 10 feet from the pin, I often think to myself, ‘How many times would a lofted shot end up that close?’