Another shot we covered in Advanced Elements of the Short Game the other day is the hybrid chip shot. This is a great specialty shot to use when you’re still several feet off the green, in a closely-mown area, and facing a front pin location. The hybrid produces a low, running shot that rolls over the top of the grass because of the loft of the club. It takes a lot of the risk out because you’re unlikely to chunk or blade the shot with a hybrid like you might do with a wedge from a similar, tight lie.
Here are a few tips for pulling it off:
* Stand closer to the ball
* Set the club more on the toe with the heel slightly off the ground
* Grip the club at the very bottom of the shaft
* Hands and ball position slightly forward
* Use your putting grip and putting stroke