Golf Tips

Multiple Chip Shots With One Club

The reason I chose to use the word "club" instead of "wedge" is because depending on how many paces on to the green the hole is determines what club I am chipping with. For argument sake, let's I'm using my pitching wedge.

A low chip is produced with the ball position off the rear foot, hands and weight are forward and a narrow stance. Swing the arms, shoulders and hips in sync. Sweep the grass by sliding the club face just under the ball at impact. Finish with the back of the left hand and the club face square to the target. Keep the follow through low. Pick your landing spot just on the edge of the green and let it roll to the hole. Read the green as if you were going to putt the ball from the landing spot to the hole.

A high chip is produced with the ball position in the middle of the stance, hands and weight are forward and a narrow open stance. Swing the arms, shoulders and hips in sync. Aim the club face at your target but swing on your toe line. Sweep the grass by sliding the club face just under the ball at impact. Finish high on the follow through. Again, pick your landing spot just on the edge of the gren and let it roll to the hole. Still read the green as if you were going to putt the ball from the landing spot to the hole. If you want an even higher chip shot, simply move the ball position off the forward foot and open your stance. Remember to aim at the target but swing on the toe line and slide the club face under the ball by just brushing the grass.