Chipping - Your Real Target
When facing a shot from just off the green
you must realize that the hole is not always your target,
especially if faced with a sloped green.
Because the ball will be changing direction
once it lands on the green, you cannot aim at the hole.
Doing so will cause the ball to land directly on line,
however, it will break away from your desired destination
(the hole) due to the break in the green.
This is also true for up and down hill
slopes. If you aim for the hole you may get the ball
properly on line, however the ball will stop short or
possibly run a good distance past the hole. If you simply
aim at the hole, you do so while unconsciously assuming
a flat surface.
Your 'real target' should in fact be the
spot on the green where you will be landing the golf
ball. Prior to picking such a spot you will need to
evaluate the green and read its slopes and speeds. From
this information you will then determine where you will
need the ball to land in order for it to end up in or
near the hole!