I added the Chew The Fat Behind The Ball Drill to the Golf Practice Planner today because it’s one of the quickest and easiest drills to improve your scoring.

Chew The Fat Behind The Ball Drill

Long Game Practice Drills, Golf Mindset Drills

1 out of 10

15 minutes

Any golf club. Golf ball. Golf Practice Planner.

Tour pros chew the fat (talk through the shot out loud) when standing behind the ball, and so should you if you want to improve your golf. If you like this golf mindset drill you might like our Stare At The Target Glance At The Ball Setup Drill.


Step 1: Watch
Watch the video below.

In the video below you’ll see James Wiltshire talking through every shot he hits on the course. I was inspired by ‘talking through every shot’ when watching Colin Morikawa on the last hole, chewing the fat, on the way to winning in his PGA Championship debut, and second major appearance, by two strokes ahead of runners-up Paul Casey and Dustin Johnson.

At age 23, he became the third-youngest PGA Championship winner since World War II, behind Rory McIlroy and Jack Nicklaus, and rose from 12th to 5th in the Official World Golf Ranking.

Morikawa also set a new PGA Championship scoring record for the final 36-holes of the tournament with 129 strokes (65-64).

Step 2: Chew The Fat Definition

Chew the fat means to chat in a leisurely and prolonged way.

Step 3: Why Do Pros Talk Through The Shot Out Loud? 

Chew The Fat Behind The Ball Drill

Now that you know that pretty much every tour pro chews the fat (talks through the shot out loud) when standing behind the ball, it’s important to know why.

It’s simple…

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