Chipping Stance

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Chipping Stance
Category: Pull Shots
Sub-Category: Shank & Toe Shots, Chipping, Short Game, Address/Set-Up, Hands, Wrist

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Chipping Stance
By Brent Franklin

Hi, I am Brent Franklin with the McGetrick Golf Academy here in Denver, Colorado and I would like to talk to you about chipping set up and chipping stance in general. One of the things that I see people do wrong here is that they generally stand with their feet too far apart and they are too far away from the ball. I see a lot of wrist movement and a lot of excess hand motion that really does not need to be there. What I want to get you to do is stand a little bit closer to the ball and have your feet closer together, much like you are having a conversation with somebody. You step in, your feet a little closer together, you are a little bit closer to the ball, this puts the toe of the club on the ground which makes for ease of contact. The more we can keep this heel up off the ground, even slightly, the better. We are going to be a little closer to the ball, feet are going to be relatively close together, they are also going to be open to the target line. What is important here is you want to maintain your shoulder square to the target line, you don't want to have your shoulders following your feet with this shot. You want to pull your left foot and hip out of the way so that you can pull the club through the area when you are hitting a chip as opposed to releasing it. Once again, ball is going to be positioned a little bit back, standing a little bit closer to the ball than you normally would, feet are going to be together and a little bit open. The last thing you do is keep your weight on your left hand side. Let's try a shot. Weight on the left, feet a little open, hands in front. So remember, when you are hitting a chip shot we don't need a big stance, keep it narrow and a little open, hold your shoulder square, weight on the left side. That will help you.


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