How to Improve Chipping Technique in Golf

By Kevin D. Boehler

Chipping is a technique that is used to get the ball onto the green from very short distances. When a golf ball is chipped, it stays in the air for a very short period of time and rolls toward the hole. With such a short shot, a chip swing should not be very complicated.

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Set up to the ball with a good chipping stance: feet close together, weight on the front foot, ball back of center and hands ahead of the ball.
Step 2
Rock shoulders back to start the chipping motion and let the arms and hands follow.
Step 3
Keep wrists from hinging to prevent unneeded club head movement.
Step 4
Rock shoulders forward to begin the downswing, letting the arms and hands follow.
Step 5
Make contact with the ball while keeping your hands ahead of the club face throughout the entire swing.

Tips & Warnings

Practice at home or in the yard with no golf balls to get a good feel for the swing. Pay attention to the setup. A bad setup will not allow a good chipping motion.
Practice at home or in the yard with no golf balls to get a good feel for the swing.
Pay attention to the setup. A bad setup will not allow a good chipping motion.

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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