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Hinge and Hold

The Hinge and Hold is a medium range chip shot that is generally used from a range of 20-40 yards off of the green. It is comprised of half carry and half roll in most cases, although the roll may vary. It is somewhat of a "tweener" shot that is used when a player is out of range for a traditional bump and run shot, but not yet far enough back where hitting a longer, higher pitch is necessary.

Hinge and Hold Drills

Hinge and Hold Tips

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  • Your Pivot is Your Engine

    Allow your hips to keep pivoting towards the target. Think of your pivot as the engine for your swing. It's where you get your power and acceleration. The faster you pivot, the faster the clubhead will come through the ball. If your pivot stops or slows too soon, your hands will take over. This forces an early release of the clubhead. Loss of power and control result.

  • Use More Wrists and Less Arms on the Hinge & Hold

    For a Hinge and Hold shot barely allow your arms to swing on the backswing. The backswing should be made mostly by hinging your wrists. Simply set your wrists, make as little arm swing as you need for the distance at hand and pivot forward dropping the club on the ball. The angle that you set in your wrists helps to pop the ball up unlike the bump and run shot which is a low running shot.

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