Winning Edge with Mithun Perera

Fri 10 Jan 2014

Winning Edge with Mithun Perera

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Hitting a chip-and-run shot
January 11: In this latest segment of Winning Edge, Sri Lankan rising star Mithun Perera shares valuable tips on how to play a chip-and-run shot around the greens. He describes below the key elements which have helped him gain considerable admiration for his short game on the Asian Tour.
Body Set-up
Align the golf ball with your left feet. You should place more weight on the left and keep a comfortable grip. I usually put about 70% of my weight on my left so you should be leaning slightly forward.
Aim
Your body stance should aim left of the target and the clubface aimed towards the target. During the backswing, cock your wrist slightly.
Finishing
When you follow through, your left and right hand have to be straight so that you can create more spin on the ball. Remember to hit the ball gently.
When to do this?
Remember to play smart golf. For a chip-and-run shot to work, you need to have enough space on the green for the ball to roll closer to the target.
Practice makes perfect so I hope that you will enjoy better results with this golf tip.
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About Perera
Country:                      Sri Lanka
Date of Birth:              December 26, 1986
Residence:                   Colombo
Family:                                    Single
Turned Pro:                 2011
PROFESSIONAL WINS: (3) 2012 TATA Open, India, 2012 Standard Chartered Open, Sri Lanka, 2011 Haryana Open, India.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Mithun sensationally finished inside the top-61 of the 2012 Order of Merit to earn a full Asian Tour card for 2013. Due to his country exemption category, the stocky Sri Lankan played in only eight Asian Tour events but it was enough to secure his place among Asia’s leading lights. He came agonizingly close to a sensational victory at the ISPS Handa Singapore Classic but settled for second place, finishing one shot behind eventual winner Scott Hend of Australia. Prior to that he placed 15th at the Panasonic Open India.
PERSONAL: Perera is the son to Nandasena, a famous name on the old Asian circuit d uring the 1980s and 1990s.