Golf Chipping

  • Chipping drill for a firm foundation

    17 October 2017

    Criss-cross your legs to find a more stable base... and a consistent strike One of the most common chipping errors I see is golfers trying to help the ball up, into the air. It gives a saggy-kneed look to the action, as the player drops down in an attempt to get below the ball and help it up. The move produces...

  • How to use the bank to slow the ball dow

    04 September 2017

    Stop worrying about hitting it through the green and learn how to slow the ball down by using the bank or fringe of the green  In his second chipping video (see first here), European Tour professional Paul Waring instructs you how to keep your chips lower and use the fringe or bank for more control.  I’m going to use the bank to...

  • Chipping: How to get more clubface control

    29 August 2017

    Follow this simple drill from European Tour Pro Paul Waring and learn how to get more consistent on greenside shots.  Do you struggle to get consistently close to the pin from the side of the green? You might be using your arms and forgetting to use your body.  Paul Waring says, "With a lot of the guys I speak to that struggle...

  • Master the downhill chip

    Written by Golf World on 24 August 2015

    Greens become firmer and slicker in the summer, and getting up-and-down becomes a tough assignment any time you leave yourself above the hole. However, you can increase your chances of a successful downhill chip with the right strategy. Here are six things to consider when faced with this shot.  Focus on your landing zone The ball will naturally run away from...

  • Short game decisions

    27 May 2015

    Club selection is very important. In this instruction video, TG Top 50 Coach Steve Astle explains how to make decisions with your short game. ...

  • Swing on an arc for crisp chips

    Written by John McKenna on 20 April 2015

    A common misconception when chipping is that the club and hands have to swing towards the target, but this can lead to inconsistent striking. Great chipping is all about striking the ball crisply and swinging the club on an arc will help you do this. Your hands will naturally follow on a smaller arc inside, giving you great rhythm...

  • Danny Willett: Three steps to pitching it close every time

    Written by Danny Willett on 09 December 2014

    When I began work on eradicating the inside-and-up takeaway, I spent a lot of time pitching balls – because the pitching motion is slower than the full swing, and the slower you move the club, the more awareness you have of the moves you’re trying to make. If you’re looking to create new movement patterns, work on them first in...

  • Use the bounce to chip it close

    Written by Chris Ryan on 31 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan teaches you how to get it close from a tight lie when chipping. He goes through some simple tips to get the club sliding under the ball effeciently every time, including how to grip your club and how you should set-up for this type of shot. This video was shot on location at Abama...

  • Chip your way out of trouble

    Written by Chris Ryan on 24 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shares his top tip to get you out of trouble. Should you find your ball up against a tree, fence or other obstacle, you may think your only option is to chip out sideways. But no more, here Chris shows you how you can change you grip to move the clubface and perform...

  • How to chip from an upslope

    Written by Chris Ryan on 19 December 2012

    In this video TG Elite Teaching Professional Chris Ryan shares his tips on how to tackle a tricky pitch from an upslope. He finds that many amateurs don't take into account the effect of the slope when choosing their clubs for greenside chip shots. It can add 5-10 degrees to your club, so you need to compensate by going down to a...

  • Cure your chipping yips

    Written by Chris Ryan on 29 November 2012

    In this tip TG Elite Teaching Pro Chris Ryan gives you a simple practise drill to try and cure your chipping yips. In the video below, he shows you why gripping with your left hand below your right can help your keep a strong left wrist so that the club maintains its angle during the swing. This in turn will help you...

  • Improve your ball flight and spin when chipping

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 20 November 2012

    In this simple chipping drill TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston teaches you how to crispen up your strike when chipping around the greens. All you need to try this practise drill is some allignment sticks, clubs or canes and somewhere to chip. The aim of this drill is to stop you scopping you chip shots and instead hit down into the back...

  • Check your footwork for improved chipping

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 09 November 2012

    In this video TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston teaches you how to use your feet to chip it close. He first demonstrates how to use your feet when faced with a short chip shot, including where your weight should be and how far you should turn. He then moves on to the longer chip shot, showing you how your footwork should change...

  • Adjust your grip to chip it close

    Written by Gareth Johnston on 09 November 2012

    Watch the video below to see TG Elite Pro Gareth Johnston talk you through his tips for how to increase your chipping options with a simple grip change. He first looks at a weaker grip to open the face up and play a high and soft landing chip shot, before turning his attentions to a low running option. To do this he...

  • Video Tips: Graeme McDowell On Chipping

    Written by Graeme McDowell on 01 November 2012

    Ahead of the WGC Champions event, Graeme McDowell talked TG columnist Andrew Cotter through his chipping technique. The 2010 U.S. Open Champion discusses why he changes between his 58 and 52 degree wedges depending on the slope of which he is playing off. Watch the video, made by WGC sponsors HSBC, to improve your greenside chipping:    ...

  • Follow the slope on downhill chip shots

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on 12 October 2012

    When faced with a chip shot from over the back of the green where the front foot is much lower than the back foot, the temptation can be to try and add loft to the clubface by hitting up on the ball. But more often than not, this will lead to fat shot or thinned skulls that fire the ball low...

  • Get steep on chips from the collar

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on 12 October 2012

    It can be tricky to avoid coming into contact with the thick rough behind the ball when playing from the collar next to the fringe. The only way you can make an effort to avoid it is by ensuring your angle of attack is as steep as possible. You can do this by addressing the ball with the shaft leaning forward...

  • Downswing move to help nip chips off tight lies

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 26 July 2012

    Links courses especially feature tightly mown grass around the greens. Many amateur golfers struggle to nip the ball cleanly from a lie like this, either knifing the ball across the green or fatting it two yards in front of them. You can eliminate these poor contacts by ensuring the bottom your swing arc occurs after the ball with this simple downswing...

  • Chip to your landing point

    Written by Adrian Fryer on 08 June 2012

    Too often, club golfers become obsessed with the hole when they chip, which means the ball’s path can be adversely affected by the slopes on the green between them and the hole. Having assessed the slopes in front of you, a much better point of focus on your chip shots should be your landing point, explains TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer...

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