A golfer's short game is central to
the overall outcome score at the end of the game, and
Golf Chipping is a large part of that short game. Chipping involves moving the ball from a rough, or sand hazard,
toward the putting greens. The most
common errors in Golf Chipping are the chunker
(fat) chip, when the ball goes
nowhere, and the skull (thin) chip
when the ball shoots rapidly across the green and sometimes into another hazard on the other side. Hitting up is the culprit in both of these common errors in
Golf Chipping. Typically, a golfer is hitting up for two reasons: either the golfer
tries so hard to get under the ball that they either hit the ground first, leading the ball hardly anywhere at all, or they hit the ball at the equator or around the top leading to a slow, yet swirling shot that goes
far beyond the cup.
So how can you hit the ball correctly when chipping? First, get it out of your mind that hitting the ball too fast will lead to the ball going too far, acceleration is key for the ball. To gain control of the ball and accelerate at the same time golfers need to shorten their backswing. If you do not swing back too far, you
do not need to decelerate your swing to
avoid hitting the ball too far.
They key to chipping is getting the ball to roll, and not fly, as much as possible. Keeping all of the basics in mind, always try to land the ball about 3 feet onto the putting green surface so that the ball can gradually roll the rest of the way. Some common Chipping Methods and Chipping Golf Tips
revolve around the method of picking clubs. A typical method is the 6-8-10 Method (choosing between a 6 iron, 8 iron, or wedge 10 iron).
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