Hope for us all?
Saw this on the BBC website – Jason Palmer faced the chipping yips and overcame them by taking his one handed chipping practice to the course and has secured a tour card as a result. That’s chipping one-handed from 50yards!
“I was practising with my friend Neil Chaudhuri and told him that I’d had enough as my short game was diabolical. I then showed him that I was fine with one hand.
“The strike was there. It was crisp, ball then turf every time, and consistently going where I wanted it to go. He said the decision to go one-handed was a ‘no brainer’.
One handed chipping around the green has always been a good practice drill. Requiring a crisp contact, it demands timing, a still/steady head and a smooth stroke. All good to take on course with both hands. To stick with one-handed to Tour level, blimey.
Then again, I suspect Jason Palmer does face Surrey National’s divots and greenside sludgey grass after a downpour.
Further down the article, Max Orrin (for those that have heard the name before) is doing fantastically well and is hoping for a tour card. This is the guy that part of the North Foreland charity day goes towards supporting.
See the chipping in action (hardly a nice lie either)