Chipping Into-the-Grain on Bermuda Grass with Billy Horschel

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By Zack R., Team Titleist Staff

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  1. Those into-the-grain chips on Bermuda grass are no joke. We caught up with Titleist Brand Ambassador Billy Horschel at Kapalua in Hawaii to show us how to make better contact and hit it closer. Check it out and give it a go the next time you work on your short game.

  2. Dale V

    Dale V
    Escondido, CA

    Grew up and played golf most of my life in North Texas on very grainy Bermuda grass. I must admit, the kikuyu grass around some of these San Diego greens are just as tricky. Thanks again for sharing Billy's clip.
  3. Thank you Billy.
    Great Tip. I play a lot in Hawaii
  4. greg p

    greg p
    Chicago 'burbs, IL

    Hate the stuff. Gotta give this a try on my next trip. Thanks for sharing.
  5. Frank P

    Frank P
    Port St. Lucie, FL

    Military
    Been in FL for 11 years and it's still a tough chip on Bermuda. Not ashamed to say that a lot of times, i'll use the putter from off the green, as there is little transition from the collar to the putting surface. Most teachers down here will tell you to get the ball rolling ASAP.
  6. Military
    Same technique I use
  7. Military
    Technique works really well on into the grain chips on Zoysia fairways also.
  8. Chuck Z

    Chuck Z
    Mt Pleasant, SC

    Military
    Our greens are tifeagle bermuda and knowing how to recognize the grain helps. A very good tip and thank you for sharing. I wish we played on greens the size they play on. Ours are about one third their size and I tend to chip mine on the green quicker and rolling with the same results. On bigger greens I tend to follow his suggestions. Any suggestions to help around the green and save strokes. Thanks. Billy Ho plays out of the TPC @ Ponte Verde and they have some awesome greens, as we experienced at a TTI a few years ago. Hope to attend again soon. ;=)
  9. Jerry M

    Jerry M
    Dallas, TX

    Very interesting technique for hitting the chip shot out of Bermuda. In Texas we have a lot of Bermuda and often times my club will get stuck as Billy mentioned. I need to practice his technique
  10. David B

    David B
    Hickory, NC

    The technique seems simple, but as usual.....so much practice is required. Has to be simple chipping technique that, yes, requires practice, but that is simple....
  11. Felipe P

    Felipe P
    Melbourne, VIC

    Thank you for sharing this type, Zack.
  12. Fred Closs

    Fred Closs
    Mansfield, TX

    This is useful information but the shot looked to be more of a pitch than a chip. I've found on actual chips shots to sweep the shot more than hit down on the shot without changing the forward shaft lean such that the shot will release.
  13. Fred Closs said:

    This is useful information but the shot looked to be more of a pitch than a chip. I've found on actual chips shots to sweep the shot more than hit down on the shot without changing the forward shaft lean such that the shot will release.

    Depending on the lie
  14. Tommy S

    Tommy S
    Jackson, TN

    Useful tip. In someways appears more like pitch than chip but I’m going to give it a try.
  15. John T

    John T
    Youngstown, OH

    Would using a club with max bounce be preferred over one with less bounce?

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