Chipping & Pitching
There are two parts to a successful short game: the plan and the execution. The plan
is simply defining your shot before you play it. You should determine where you plan
to land the ball and how far it will roll. The plan should include landing the ball on the green
whenever possible and playing the best percentage shot. The best percentage shot is usually
the one that is simplest to execute.
Since you are hitting the ball a shorter distance than with a full swing, you should choke up
on the club, narrow your stance, and stand closer to the ball. Picture the shot you're
about to play and make a practice swing to approximate the swing you'll need. The club
should be swung with arms and shoulders, with some wrist break. The key to shots around
the green is to "keep the arms moving".
Choking up on the club
Arms moving through the shot
Planning your shot and roll