Try this T-Rex chipping drill for more consistency around the greens

March 7, 2020

Properly engaging your body on chip shots can be a tricky thing to master. Often times, players won’t rotate their bodies enough and will instead rely on their arms to do the work on these shots. This can result in inconsistent contact and with it, poor short game.

Luckily, there is a drill to help alleviate the problem called the T-Rex drill and we had GOLF Top 100 Teacher Jason Sutton show us how it’s done. So if you have trouble with your short game, such as GOLF’s own Josh Berhow, try the T-Rex drill to teach yourself proper mechanics.

When you set up to the ball you want to bring your arms in close to your side, shortening the appendages like a T-Rex. Then, bend over to the ground and make some practice swings.

“What this is going to do is it’s going to help you engage your pivot or engage your body rotation,” Sutton says.

If you don’t properly rotate, your right arm will straighten as you approach impact, causing you to chunk the shot.

Hit a few shots in this T-Rex position and get a feel for the proper turn through the ball. As you get more comfortable, you can get longer with your arms until you get to their normal hanging position.

“Again, finishing and feeling that pivot, leading the right arm, keeping it right down by your side,” Sutton says. “You will really be great around the greens.”

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