Advanced Golf Chipping Techniques for Better Control

Advanced Golf Chipping Techniques for Better Control

Get Creative with Advanced Chipping Techniques

Here is an advanced chipping technique that can really get you in control of the golf ball and help you make better decisions for the different types of shots that you hit and giving you more creativity around the green.

  • You are going to take your most lofted club, you are going to take your standard chipping address.
  • Your stance is going to be a little bit narrow.
  • Weight is going to be on your forward leg and the ball is going to be in the middle of your stance.

Make the Golf Ball Run Farther

On some shots you want the ball to run a little bit more when you hit the shot so you do not have to fly it so far to the hole. To do that as you are coming through impact you are going to roll the club over so that the face of the club is going to be pointing down, or the leading edge is pointed down. This is going to make the ball come out a little bit lower and run significantly more.

Tips for Stopping the Golf Ball Sooner

Here is the opposite. Make the ball stop sooner. As you are coming through impact the face of the club is going to be pointing up, the leading edge will be pointing up or facing more towards you. This is going to make the ball go higher and put more spin on it so the ball is going to stop sooner. Let me show you with a shot. Here is the ball where it is going to run more. Here is the ball where it is going to stop more. You can see the significant difference in how the ball responded. This gives you as the player a tremendous amount of creativity and flexibility to score better.

Category: Chipping
Sub-Category: Short Game, Address/Set-Up, Impact, Equipment
About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


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