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    Onscreen text: Chipping: The Leading Edge Michael Block PGA Professional

    Michael Block: All right, we are going to work on using the leading edge or the back flange here and the bounce. Now, when do you use them? Right? Well, if you have a tight lie, I don't want to use too much bounce because I don't want the club to bounce off the ground and have it hit it thin. Now, at the same time, if my ball's sitting up too much and too high, and I try to use the leading edge, I might actually go underneath it and hit it too high on the club face, which obviously it will then come up short. So, based on your lie, you want to use the leading edge or the bounce.

    Michael Block: Now, if the lie is very tight like this one is right here, I'm going to use the leading edge. And when I do do this, my club face is going to stay square. But then, if I did want to use the bounce, I'm going to slightly open it. But for this one right here, I'm going to have it stay square, and I'm going to make sure that I use the ground as my friend. Obviously, ball first, hopefully, and descending angle, and it might go in the hole.

    Michael Block: So, hopefully, that happens to you, but I'm not guaranteeing anything. We got the leading edge, and we have the bounce. Square club [inaudible 00:01:11] leading edge, and use the bounce if you want to open it up. And good luck.

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