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Golf is definitely a “touch” sport, with players using different swings and different ways to play different shots. The better touch you have, especially around the greens, the better you’ll play. Bob Beach, the head professional at Braintree Municipal Golf Course, offers a suggestion on how to improve your touch when faced with a short chip.
“The club of choice for many golfers when playing a short chip shot is either a pitching wedge or sand wedge. To improve your touch, try a 15-20-foot downhill chip shot using a 7-iron. The 7-iron will initially feel like too much club to play this shot, but with a few minor adjustments will work fine.”