Mike Malaska Chip Tip
Mike Malaska is back at it again, this time with a short game chipping tip! Many times, when we get into a situation where we want to get the ball in the air, we are unsuccessful. This is because our goal and our task are the same. If our goal is to get the ball in the air, our task has to be “how to get the ball in the air.” Mike Malaska demonstrates this concept with a chipping tip when the ball is on the fringe of the green.
Mike Malaska starts off with assessing the problem. The problem is that he needs to get the ball in the air, over the rest of the fringe so the ball lands on the green softly. The best way to do this is to draw a line on the equator of the ball. Have that ball sit on the grass with the equator of the ball level with the ground. Draw a small dot on your wedge on the 4th groove. When that is completed, you have figure out your task and your goal. In this situation, his goal is to get the ball in the air and land softly on the green. His task is not to get the ball in the air, rather, connect the dot on his wedge to the line on the golf ball. By completing his task, he will complete his goal by getting the ball in the air.
Check out the full video above to learn more about how to be more successful around the greens. By figuring out your goal and your task first, you will be more successful with shots like this.