How to Chip Balls Closer to the Hole With The 4 Club Drill

By Troy Klongerbo
December 8, 2012

In this video, PGA Professional Todd Kolb discusses another great way to improve the short game through a simple drill.

The drill is called ‘The 4 Club Drill’ and it is as simple as the title indicates. Take 4 clubs from the bag, ideally an 8 iron, Pitching Wedge, Gap Wedge and Lob Wedge and retrieve 5 golf balls. This drill is about repetition and getting reps with different clubs around the greens. Using different clubs gives any golfer options to use the terrain, condition of the greens or strength of their game to hone in on what type of shot will best help them hit the ball close.

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Using an array of clubs like the one listed above adds versatility to the bag of shots. The drill consists of starting with one of the 4 clubs and hitting the 5 golf balls from 5 different locations. This will equate in 25 shots hit. Once those 25 are hit, change clubs and repeat. At the conclusion of the drill, 100 short game shots will be hit. This is a great way to use the different clubs in the bag and a little imagination to get the ball close to the hole.

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