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12 Sports Weekly Golf Tip: Chipping

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MORGANTOWN -

 On this week's Weekly Golf Tip, PGA Pro Russell Reid from the Pines Country Club in Morgantown helps us fine-tune our short game chipping.

"Chip by definition is minimum air, maximum distance," he said. "Most people will say balls on the ground are safer than balls in the air."

Reid tells us that golfers can use any club to chip. Shorter clubs allow for more loft and less difference. He recommends using a putting swing with the golfer's weight slightly forward, this allows for a swing that creates a little lift on the ball.

"The rules are putt if you can putt it, chip it if you can't putt it, and pitch it if you can't chip it," he added.

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