Pro golfers will attest that chipping is where games are lost and won. Yes, that’s right — the one part you never look forward to could be the key to earning more bragging rights down at the club. A good chip gives you a better chance of saving your par with the next shot. If you’re tired of chunking your chips, these golf chipping tips will go a long way:
- Use one club: There’s no need trying to perfect your chip with several clubs. Stick to one for smoother and easier progression.
- Get the stance right: An effective chip shot requires a good hinge in the wrists. This is best achieved by locating your hands 3-4 inches down the club length. Exert more of your weight on your forward leg to create a steeper downswing.
- Use a slight back turn swing: This sounds contradictory, but try not to swing with your arms for the majority of shots — unless you want to chip with a bit more distance. Instead, turn your body to move the club while using the arms to keep it stable.
- Always get on the green: Make a habit of studying your chip shots before taking them. Should you try pulling off a magical chip and risk landing the ball in another rough? It makes more sense to get the ball on the green, even if it means a longer putt.