Bottom Of Chip Shots

Thanks for previewing this video. Please upgrade your account to Pro to finish watching and get unlimited access over 1,000+ training videos. Click here to see all of the other perks you'll receive as a GolfLink Pro!
OK
Bottom Of Chip Shots
Category: Chipping
Sub-Category: Short Game, Impact, Putting, Downswing

Video Transcript

Video Golf Tip | Bottom Of Chip Shots

Chipping around the green for many people presents a huge problem because they do not understand the bottom of the swing. Here is the question. Where is the bottom of the swing in chipping? It is not at the ball, it is about three inches ahead of the golf ball. Yes that is right, the bottom of the swing is about three inches ahead of the golf ball. With most players that struggle with chipping they think that this shot here is the easier shot because there is so much grass under the ball. Yes you might get the ball up in the air but you do not have as much control. The reason they think this is so much easier is that as they are coming through the ball they are doing this. So the bottom of the swing is actually back here and they are scooping the ball up. Players that understand chipping realize that this one is much more difficult because there is so much grass that can get between the club and the ball. This shot here has a much tighter lie and you can see where the bottom of where the ball would be is signified by the tee and the bottom of the swing is going to be ahead of the ball where I am making a little bit of a divot, so I will be hitting the ball first and then the turf. I am going to putt a tee down here to signify where the bottom of the swing is going to be. I am going to hit a shot and you will be able to see it. that gives you control, reliability and repeatability in your short game shots. Give it a try.

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.


ACTIVITY FEED

Toshi O.  just went PRO!

Jerry A.  Scored 81 at  Turtle Creek Golf Course Waltz Farms, Inc. Limerick, Pennsylvania

Steve K.  Scored 89 at  North Shore Glenview, Illinois

Steve K.  Scored 93 at  Old Elm Club Highland Park, Illinois

View Activity Feed

Video of the Day
Making Golf Fun For Kids Watch Video>>

Cure For Push Shots: Ball Position Playing the ball too far back in your stance causes you to make contact while the club is still swinging to the right of the target
Factors for Ball Position The position of the ball in your stance is determined by your swing shape and the club you are hitting. Your wedge should be near the center of your stance and your driver should be off your front heel.
Three Grip Pressure Points There are several ways to grip the club but there are three constant pressure points that must be observed in order to generate power and keep your lag through the downswing