Setting Up Targets
Pelz starts by explaining the significance of having accurate targets set up at different distances. He recommends setting up targets at ten, twenty, thirty, and forty yards. These targets should represent the distances that you commonly encounter around the greens. By practicing and becoming proficient at hitting shots to these specific targets, you can improve your overall chipping game.
Controlling Distance with Backswing
According to Pelz, the key to hitting shots the right distance is controlling the length of your backswing. He demonstrates this by using the targets he has set up. For a ten-yard shot, he takes his backswing to a specific point, for a twenty-yard shot to another point, and so on. By consistently using the same backswing length for each distance, Pelz is able to control the distance of his shots with precision.