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Chipping Lesson - How To Properly Chip A Golf Ball

Are you tired of looking like you do not even know how to play golf even though you just missed the green? Sounds like you could use a quick and easy online chipping lesson. So what exactly is chipping? The definition in English is a shot that travel longer on the ground than it spends in the air. You do not need to be in the fringe to execute this shot. You can be farther off of the green and still use a chip since it determined by how far it rolls versus how long it is in the air. So to stop the madness, use these three simple tips to not only look like a golfer but get the ball in the hole faster to lower your scores:

Since we are trying to keep the golf ball low while chipping, we will want to de-loft or take the loft off of the golf club during the stroke. The good news is that we can pre-set this position. As we take our stance, this will be easy to do as we point our back foot directly at the ball. This will be the right foot for right-handed players. In addition, it is important that your hands are closer to the target than your zipper. I know it feels weird. Remember, we are attempting to take loft off of the club face so the grip of the club will be closer to the target than the club head.

Now to make it feel even more different, we will talk about weight placement. Since you have the ball placed off of your back foot, you should have more weight on your leg closer to the hole. This is opposite of what would feel “natural” I know. For right-handed golfers, this simply means that you will have more weight on your left foot or left leg. The question of how much will vary from player to player. With that being said, it will probably end up somewhere between 60-70% on your forward foot. Think about it, any good golf shot that is struck has more weight on the forward foot than the back. Now you can simply make a putting stroke. This means your wrists should not break and to use fancy teacher talk will remain one lever.

Once you have made your stroke, the grip of the club should be past your front leg. Most amateurs get in trouble because they flip or pop at a chip shot and the grip or handle of the club never gets past their forward leg. They have broken their one lever into a two lever system. This usually means that they have hit the shot on the bottom of the club face and controlling distance will be a BIG challenge.

Count to three very slowly once you have reached the finish position is an easy way to monitor your positions. This will give you time to evaluate your finish and improve it quickly. To be a consistent chipper, you must learn to make contact on the same spot on the club face.

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