Back to Basics by Chad Marti

This issue I would like to focus on the short game – specifically, the basics of it.

For example, for chip shots around the collars and fringes (assuming you have a good lie), most amateurs would probably pull out a sand wedge or a high-lofted club, and try to carry the ball to the hole and stop it. In actuality, they should pull out a 6- or 8-iron to help get the ball on the putting surface as soon as possible and have the ball roll to the hole.

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