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Headed to Augusta? You can still play one of Alister's Courses + A Trick to Fix Those Chipping Yips

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In today’s newsletter…

✅ TIPS & DRILLS: Fixing the chipping yips might be easier than you think. Legendary coach Mike Malaska explains how a simple change to his stance was the solution.

✅ COURSES: If you’re one of the lucky few enjoying Augusta this week and want to bring your own sticks for a round, don’t miss this historic course < 40 minutes away.

✅ STATISTICS: Does your handicap have a direct correlation to your chip shot proximity to the hole? Check it out below.

✅ TRIVIA: The thrilling 1987 Masters ended with a ‘chip-in for the win’ in a playoff. Who was the winner? Answer for a chance to win a Kraken Limited Edition Masters Jacket x Tommy Fleetwood Ball Marker (1 of 89 ever made)!

Let’s go!

A Simple Cure for Those Chipping Yips
Renowned Golf Instructor Mike Malaska explains
To Recap…

If you want to improve your chipping, putting weight on your lead leg is crucial to prevent your swing arc bottoming out behind the ball. Mike Malaska explains how lessons with Phil Blackmar transformed his chipping game:

-STEP 1: Stand straight up while concentrating your weight onto your lead leg.
-STEP 2: To ensure your weight is distributed onto your front foot, lift your trail leg.
-STEP 3: To prevent chunky contact (i.e. hitting behind the ball), keep your shoulders and hips horizontally level.

Mike advocates NOT putting the ball in the back of your stance, or else your angle of attack may be too steep. By keeping your shoulders and hips level, you should be able to place the ball in the center of your stance for consistent contact.

Visiting Augusta This Week & Wanna Play? Don’t Miss This Historic Course a Short Drive Away
Alister MacKenzie strikes again in Aiken, SC

Palmetto Golf Club
Aiken County, SC

If you’re one of the lucky few who get to enjoy Augusta National this week, you’re going to want to stop by Aiken, SC. You may not be familiar with Aiken, SC, but for a small town, it packs a punch.

Alister Mackenzie designed a truly incredible golf course less than 40 minutes away from his Augusta National legacy. Founded in 1892, Palmetto Golf Club is a traditional track with wide fairways and fantastic green complexes. It happens to be Kevin Kisner’s home course, and he lives just off hole #17. It’s a private course, but Masters week tee times are open to the public at (cough, cough) $400/person. After all, “A tradition like any other” comes with a price.

Rates: $400 greens fees during Masters Week (includes lunch!)

Check out this rundown from @fried_egg_golf
(which also highlights Aiken GC, Old Barnwell & The Tree Farm)

Stat of the Day: Chip Shot Proximity By Handicap
presented by…

The Stat: There’s almost a direct link between chip shot proximity and handicap index. You can essentially draw a straight line up and to the right. But even Tour Pros don’t consistently get it inside 15 feet from 25-50 yards.

The Takeaway: It isn’t a shock to see that there is a pretty direct correlation between chip shot proximity and handicap. The better you are, the better you chip (hopefully) - pretty simple. But Tour Pros aren’t the god-like creatures everyone believes them to be… It’s not like every shot inside 50 yards leads to a gimme putt - unless perhaps you’re Scottie Scheffler these days.

Answer to Win a Kraken Limited Edition Masters Jacket x Tommy Fleetwood Ball Marker (1 of 89 ever made)
(1 winner chosen on 4/30/24 across all April trivia entries, 1,000 respondents minimum)

In the 1987 Masters, which player chipped-in to make birdie and win the tournament on the 2nd playoff hole?

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