Golf chip shots made easy
Do you struggle to hit solid golf chip shots and get the golf ball close to the flag? Becoming really proficient in your golf chipping is a must if you want to see major improvement in your golf scores. Most of your total score is made up of the short game so it makes sense to practice this area. Most amateur and beginner golfers miss greens in regulation which means their chipping and putting becomes vital.
They will regularly find themselves having to chip the golf ball back onto the green in order to save par, bogey or worse.
One of the keys to becoming good at chipping and hitting solid golf chip shots is having the correct set up at address.
The set up and golf chipping fundamentals is covered in more detail here.
The Short Game Improvement Program is what I use and recommend to become a consistent chipper of the golf ball.
It simple and easy to use and works great for golfers of all handicaps that only play once a week or even a month.
How you can hit solid golf chip shots
I put together this simple video that shows you how to hit solid golf chip shots every time that gets great results.
Have a look at the video below as I explain this simple golf chipping technique you can implement in your game in just seconds and make better contact with your chipping.
It's simple but extremely effective way of getting the golf ball close to the flag from around the edges of the green.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW WHERE I DEMONSTRATE THE CORRECT GOLF CHIPPING TECHNIQUE:
3 keys to consistent chipping
The 3 keys to understand from this are the following:-
1. Set up with a narrow stance range from around 5 to 10 inches apart.
This helps to keep the legs quiet and the focus to remain on the upper body as it control the shots.
2. Keep about 60% of your weight forward on your lead leg. A little bit more is okay as long as it's forward.
This ensures the body is in a better position to allow the golf club to make a descending blow on the golf ball and create a solid golf chip shot.
This also helps eliminate any sort of ‘lifting’ or ‘scooping’ action at the golf ball that will result in a thinned or fat type of chip shot.
3. As you make contact with the golf ball ensure the handle of the golf club finishes past the lead thigh.
This is vital, as it ensure you keep the clubhead square and down and through the ball through impact and increases your chances of making solid contact.
Don't ever let the handle of the clubhead point back towards you post impact.
If all else fails
I came across an alternate method for hitting solid golf chip shots for those golfers that struggle with the traditional method above.
Watch the video below for a more detail explanation.
- Set up with the golf club straight up and down in line with the centre of your body.
- Have a square stance toward your target line.
- Keep your weight evenly distributed at address.
- Make a shallower backswing and follow through after impact with the golf ball.
This alternate golf chipping technique has worked really well for me and offers a great solution to golfers really struggling with their short game.
Because the method involves a shallower swing path you are increasing your chances of making solid contact with your golf chip shots.
WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW WHERE I DEMONSTRATE HOW TO CHIP IN GOLF:
Now it's your turn
I learnt this and more at the Short Game Improvement Program and recommend all of my readers do the same.
The program has been used successfully by thousands of golfers and has many more great ways to improve your short game.
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