How to Chip Part 3
Chipping and putting distance control is very much about ‘feel’ but a high level of feel can take hours and hours of practice to develop.
One way you can significantly shorten the learning curve is to take a more structured approach to your chipping technique.
Chipping Technique – Video Summary
- Take a lofted club (like a pitching wedge) and adopt a good chipping address position.
- Take a short backswing so that the club head reaches about ankle height and follow through to the same distance.
- Chip 5-10 golf balls and pace out the average distance.
- Repeat the process taking the club head back to knee height and through to knee height.
- Repeat the process once more, taking the club back and through to hip height.
- This will give you 3 chipping distances around the green. Repeat this with 2 other clubs (i.e. a lob wedge and 8 iron) to give yourself 9 different distances.
- It can be worth writing these down to help you remember the club and backswing height for a chip shot on the course.