How to chip in golf and get up and down
Do you hit your chips shots thin and then watch them go flying across the back of the green?
Maybe you hit the ground first and chunk the ball only to see it move barely halfway to the flagstick?
If this sounds familiar then learning how to chip in golf could be the most valuable golf lesson you ever learn.
The ability to chip the golf ball close to the flag around the green is worth many strokes over the course of a golf round.
In fact, a good chipping game could be the difference between you breaking 100 or perhaps even 90!
This program will save you shots around the green and turn your usual score of 100 into 90 or 90 into a 80!
The good news is any golfer can learn how to chip in golf by learning just a few basic principles that once applied can be used over and over for years to come.
I’ve put together this short video that demonstrates the keys to becoming a good chipper around the greens.
Where’s your weight?
The most important part of becoming a good chipper is to have the right weight distribution when executing the shot.
Here’s what you need to do:
- Place at least 60% or even 70% of your weight on your front or lead leg (left side for right hander).
- This helps ensure you produce a descending blow on the golf ball.
- Eliminates scooping or lifting in the shot which leads to thin and fat shots.
- Ensure the golf club finishes with the handle in front of the lead thigh.
Having your weight forward is vital if you want to consistently get up and down around the greens. Too much weight on your back foot can lead to inconsistent contact with the golf ball including thin and fat chips.
Keep the weight forward until the golf ball has left the ground!
Keeps your hands forward
Together will having your weight forward it’s essential you also keep your hands forward through the shot and keep them there.
This helps promote a down and through strike on the golf ball and better contact.
- Keep hands about 4 – 5 inches ahead of the golf ball at address
- Keep your hands there at impact and at the completion of the shot
- Ensure the golf club handle is in front of the lead thigh at impact
- Eliminates any lifting movement and encourages a down and through motion
Over to you
So there you have it, learning how to chip in golf is not that difficult if you apply the tips I’ve provided above.
Remember to keep your weight and hands forward and focus on hitting down and through the golf ball.
Give these tips a try and I’m positive you’ll be getting up and down for par a lot more often.
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