Landing Area for Golf Chipping Exercises

By Kevin D. Boehler

Chipping to a precise landing area is vital in getting the ball close to the hole. No green is perfectly flat, so choosing a landing area where the ball can use the slope of the green to get to the hole will be ideal.


Read the green by looking at the slopes as well as the geography around the course, such as lakes, runoffs and mountains.


Decide where you want the ball to land on the green and begin its roll towards the hole by visualizing a circle no larger than 1 foot in diameter to land the ball in.


Practice hitting into your landing area on the practice green by laying down a golf towel or Frisbee.


Choosing a specific landing area enhances your focus on the shot rather than just looking at the pin and guessing how far to hit the ball.

Famous Ties

Tiger Woods used an imaginary landing area when he made his famous chip on the 16th hole of the 2005 Masters Tournament.

About The Author

Kevin Boehler attended the University of Nebraska, where he attained a degree in professional golf management. Boehler enjoys teaching golf to others, helping them not only play better, but love the game as well. He has a vast knowledge of the golf swing and a variety of other golf-related information.

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