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Short Game Ball Flight & Understanding and Controlling Trajectory

It is important to understand and get a feel for the ball flight of the different type of chips and pitches.


CHIP & RUN 25% 75%
PITCH 60%-70% 40%-30%
LOB 90%-95% 10%-5%





Variations of ball flight are achieved via club selection or technique.

Individuals will have personal preferences generally dictated by their ability to play a favoured shot.  E.g. if you are good at lower flighted shots you will tend to see the shot as a low flight shot as your first option, compromising on a higher flight shot as and when required.

Pro Tip:

Whilst preference is important, developing the ability and skill to play a variety of ball flights and shots is imperative to aid scoring around the green.

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