How to Hit Good Chip Shots

By Joel Harrington
October 29, 2011

One of the biggest ways to shave strokes from your game is around the greens, particularly chipping.  Way too many amateurs have common flaws in their chipping that with just a little bit of practice could be improved and therefore allowing cleaner, more consistent contact.

Here are a few of the important things to remember when setting up to hit a chip shot:

– Lean forward and put the majority of your weight on your forward leg (your left leg for a righty).

– Don’t break your wrists and try to lift the ball through impact.  Let the loft of the club do the work.

– Pick a spot on the green where you want to land the ball and then let it release to the hole.  Don’t just look at the hole and chip mindlessly.

– If your chip rolls past the hole, watch the ball as it breaks past the hole.  This will give you a read for your next putt.

Watch Elmwood Head Professional Danny Sinksen demonstrate this in the video below.

Joel Harrington

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