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