Other than putting, chipping is the most important element of our game that will improve our score. It's a simple fact, no matter how great a ball striker we are, we are going to miss greens. And if we want to keep the momentum of the round going, we have to become a solid chipper of the ball. Here is the basic technique for chipping.
Use your normal grip, but we might need to choke down a little.
2. Take a very narrow stance. Your feet should only be a few inches apart.
3. We want what is called an open stance. Simply pull your left foot back about an inch or so.
4. We need more weight on our left side. This helps insure a nice downward strike on the ball with cheap golf clubs. So simply bump about 70 % of your weight into the left hip.
5. Place the ball further back in your stance, more towards you right foot.
6. Point the butt end of your club towards your left hipbone. This sets your hands in front of the ball.
7. As far as the actual chipping motion, there are only two keys I encourage my students to focus on. They must have their hands ahead of the ball at impact and they must strike down with cheap golf clubs.
As you can see, a great majority of this chipping lesson focused on the set up. The setup in chipping is different from any other shot in golf and if we do that correctly, the chipping motion itself is quite easy. So walk through these keys and remember to put the practice time in on the chipping green. If you do, you will be rewarded greatly by seeing that handicap come way down.