Chipping Mechanics

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Chipping Mechanics
Category: Chipping
Sub-Category: Wrist, Fat & Thin Shots, Short Game

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Video Golf Tip | Chipping Mechanics

If you’re hitting your chips “skinny” or “fat,” it’s because the club is getting to the bottom of its arc too early. The most common cause of this is when the left wrist breaks down and we start trying to scoop the ball on to the green rather than let the loft of the club lift the ball in the air. If I do this, then I hit the ball right on the belly and it runs right across the green to the other side. To stop that from happening we have to learn to keep our hands laid on the clubhead all the way through and here’s a simple drill to help you do that. I’ve taken a stick here. I’m going to grip the stick underneath the shaft and then I’m going to practice my stroke keeping the stick away from my body. If my wrist scoot or flip at all, the stick hits me on the side of the body and I get good feedback that I’m doing it incorrectly. So I have a few practice strokes, the stick is not touching my body, now I’m going to try that with the ball, and I’ll make a lovely crisp contact because my wrists have led the clubhead through impact.

About the Instructor
Steven  Bann
Steven  Bann
385 Centre Dandenong Road
Heatherton
Victoria Australia 3202
Tel: 61 3 9558 3688

Steven Bann is director of the Pure Golf Academy in Australia and instructor to PGA Tour Pros Stuart Appleby, Robert Allenby, and K.J. Choi.


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