Learning to chip in golf is a vital part of the game for all golfers. Unlike the normal golf swing, which is long, complicated and loaded with opportunities to make errors, chipping is relatively simple and also easy to learn. You may struggle with your driver off the tee, have a hard time from the fairway and find putting almost impossible, but you can succeed at chipping and take strokes off your game.
The chip is used regularly after you have come close to the green with your previous shot, but come up somewhat short. Instead of trying to pitch the ball high and soft to get on to the green, you can use the chip shot in order to get there as long as there are no hazards--water or bunkers--in your way.