Golf Chipping

  • Get steep on chips from the collar

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 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 Thursday, 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 Friday, 8 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...

  • Lower your loft when chipping into the wind

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Wednesday, 16 May 2012

    Chipping into a strong wind provides a nice backstop to allow us to be more positive with a more lofted club and the ball rolling very little on landing. But to gain more control over the flight and roll of the ball, a better option may be to use a less-lofted club, such as an eight iron, and get the ball...

  • Top chipping drill

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Monday, 13 February 2012

    Hitting your chip shots fat or thin usually comes about because the bottom of your swing arc is in the wrong place (usually too far back), which means the angle of attack is poor. You’ll either hit the ground behind the ball or hit up on the ball causing you to thin the ball across the green. In this golf video...

  • How to stop fatting your chips

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Thursday, 2 February 2012

    If you suffer from fatting your chip shots, one reason for it could be that you are focusing too intently on the ball during the swing. It may sound daft, but diverting more of your attention away from the ball actually has a positive effect on the strike of your chip shots, as TG Elite Pro Noel Rousseau explains in this...

  • Skid don’t dig when chipping

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Friday, 27 January 2012

    Successful results when chipping, especially from a tight lie, rely on us using the bounce on our wedges correctly. By this, we mean gliding the club underneath the ball using the loft on the club to get the ball in the air. So in your pre-shot routine, try to both hear and feel your wedge skidding along the ground. The goal...

  • Cure chipping yips

    Written by Noel Rousseau on Friday, 27 January 2012

    One of the main causes of the chipping yips is when the arms and body become locked trying to over-control the action. This increases tension and has a detrimental effect of the strike. As TG Elite Pro Noel Rousseau explains in this golf video tip, the key to curing the chipping yips is to have a free-flowing action. This practice drill...

  • A drill to use your bounce when chipping

    Written by Tom Denby on Thursday, 4 August 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well...

  • Chipping tee drill

    Written by Tom Denby on Friday, 22 July 2011

    Not only will your free tees and ball marker with this month’s copy of Today’s Golfer come in handy on the course, they can also help you play better golf! We’ve compiled a series of exclusive video tips and drills using your free gifts to fix common faults and help you hit the ball longer and straighter, as well as sharpening...

  • How to chip from different lies

    Written by Kristian Baker on Monday, 27 June 2011

    Different lies around the green mean we must use different parts of the golf club to achieve a crisp strike, as TG Elite Pro Kristian Baker explains in this golf video tip. We must also implement a different set-up position, which affect the angle of approach. From a fluffy lie with the ball sitting up, we use the bounce much more...

  • Double-overlap chipping grip

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 17 June 2011

    The most common fault among club golfers when chipping is the right hand dominating through the hitting area, causing the club to rise up through impact and often catch the ball fat or thin. A good drill to stop the right hand taking control is to use a double-overlap grip, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video...

  • Pivot your body when chipping

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 17 June 2011

    When commentators describe a player using a ‘hands and arms’ shot around the green, this assessment can be misleading because every shot in golf uses some degree of body turn, as TG Elite Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. A gentle turn of the body actually helps you strike the ball better and control the distance. There’s a...

  • Retract the clubhead chipping drill

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 10 June 2011

    Many club golfers mistakenly think the ball gets airborne when chipping because of a lofty follow through. But it’s the angle of attack and loft on the club that does it, as TG Elite Teaching Pro Adrian Fryer explains in this golf video tip. If you struggle to control the strike and distance control on chip shots, try this drill during...

  • Create a neutral arc when chipping

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Friday, 10 June 2011

    As TG Adrian Fryer demonstrates in this golf video tip, you’re able to chip to a decent standard with many different stances: open, closed or even on one leg! The key is to ensure the clubhead travels on a neutral arc during your swing, from in-to-square-to-in, creating backspin (not sidespin) and a crisp contact.

  • Trust your loft when chipping

    Written by Rob Watts on Friday, 11 February 2011

    The classic mistake amateur golfers make when chipping is to overuse their wrists in an attempt to help the ball in the air. To combat this disastrous fault, check out this unique video drill from TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts. You’ll soon start to trust the natural loft on your wedge and chip it next to the pin every time.  ...

  • Chip and run with a 6-iron

    Written by Rob Watts on Monday, 13 December 2010

    When you find your ball around the edge of the green, many amateur golfers will automatically pluck a sand wedge from their bag and attempt a risky flop shot even if there are no hazards between them and the hole, but there is another way. Using a straight-faced club is a far better option and TG Elite Teaching Professional Rob Watts...

  • Cross-legged pitching drill

    Written by Chris Ryan on Friday, 19 November 2010

     A common problem among amateurs playing the pitch shot is excessive leg action. The goal for this shot to be to quieten the legs and focus on using the torso to create the movement. A great drill to achieve this feeling in your pitch shots is to cross the legs over, as explained in this video tip from TG Elite Teaching...

  • Two-ball chipping drill

    Written by Richard Ellis on Friday, 29 October 2010

    Many golfers struggle with accuracy on their chip shots because the path of the club coming into the ball is working excessively left or right of the target. This results in the clubface opening or closing at impact, leaving you with a much longer putt for par than you wanted. A great way improve your path and square your clubface consistently...

  • Chip better using gravity

    Written by Rob Watts on Monday, 20 September 2010

    Golfers that struggle with their chip shots tend to have too much upper body movement during the stroke. This reduces the chance of bringing the club back to the ball in the correct position because there are so many moving parts. As TG Elite Teaching Pro Rob Watts explains in this video tip, the goal when chipping is to keep the...

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