Drive, Chip & Putt: Critical elements of the game

By Ron Bellamy | Golf, Oregon |

WOODBURN — Poised and confident, 9-year-old Jayla Kucy three times chipped her pink golf ball from 15 yards close enough to a tough pin position on a sloping green to score respectably in that discipline, and then moved to the putting venue, where her first putt, from 6 feet, found nothing but the bottom of the cup.