Golf Chipping

  • Top Chipping Drill

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Friday, 27 August 2010

    The key to consistent results when chipping is a gradual acceleration into the back of the ball. When the golfer takes the club away too quickly, it’s only natural for the club to decelerate as it comes back to the ball. This will often lead to fat and thin chip shots and an almost certain bogey! A great drill to stop this...

  • Relieve tension in your chipping

    Written by Steven Orr on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Golfers that try and keep the clubface square to the target when chipping will naturally suffer from excessive tension in the arms and wrists. As a result, their ball striking will be poor and extra pressure will be put on their putting to try and save par. In this golf video tip, TG Elite Teaching Pro Steven Orr shows you a...

  • Chip with a rescue

    Written by Steven Orr on Wednesday, 18 August 2010

    Poor ball position is a common cause of mis-struck chip shots. Position the ball too far back means the club will be coming in too steep leading to fat shots. Positioning the ball too far forward means you’ll be hitting up on the ball, increasing the risk of catching the ball thin. With a rescue club, the ball position naturally falls...

  • How to chip to a two-tiered green

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Tuesday, 27 July 2010

    Double-levelled greens give us enough to think about on our approach shot – where should we land our ball? How will it react on landing? The list is almost endless... But when we miss the green completely, the upcoming chip shot could prove to be more difficult than the initial approach shot! But panic not, help is on hand in the form...

  • Control your chip shots

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 9 July 2010

    Gaining control of our ball on chip shots is often what turns bogeys into pars during a round.  It would be nice to have the ability to know how our ball is going to react upon landing on the green – we’d be able to pick our landing spot and then making par would almost be guaranteed. Now, you can gain control...

  • Running chip shot

    Written by Gareth Johnston on Friday, 2 July 2010

    The pros might be struggling to gain backspin with their new wedges this year, but us amateurs with the box grooves are still able to generate huge amounts of backspin with a well-struck chip shot. But what if we don’t want this spin and need to run the ball up to a flag with the comfort of using our sand wedge.

  • Chip from a divot

    Written by Adrian Bishop on Monday, 21 June 2010

    A full shot from a divot lie in the fairway is not as difficult as it first appears as you’re able to exert extra clubhead speed and a steeper angle of attack to get to the bottom of the ball and achieve the required distance. But being in a divot for a chip shot around the green can be a totally...

  • Strike Chips Better

    Written by Rob Watts on Thursday, 4 March 2010

    Many amateur golfers suffer from poor strikes when chipping because they take the club away too far on the inside, which means the hands have to over-work into impact to square the clubface. In this golf video tip, you can use a cane or rod positioned along the line of the toes to provide instant feedback if you bring the club...

  • Classic Chip and Run

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 29 January 2010

    One of the most effective shots around the green, the chip and run is a must-have for your golfing repertoire! A lot of amateurs automatically reach for the sand wedge for chip shots around the green, but as Today’s Golfer Elite Teaching Pro Nick Clemens explains in this golf video tip, this may not always be the smart play. The chip...

  • Check your chips

    Written by Steven Orr on Monday, 7 December 2009

    Do you suffer from… • Lack of backspin with chip shots Why does this happen? It’s a downward strike into the ball that generates backspin for short shots. If you attack the ball from a shallow angle or try and scoop the ball airborne with your hands, you won’t generate the backspin and your ball will run through the green. It also increases the...

  • Don't Shank Chip Shots

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Wednesday, 30 September 2009

    Don't be fooled into thinking a shank is a horror shot that just creeps into your long game - it can filter down to your short game too! The shanked chip is often the consequence of a bad address. If the shoulders sit too far open at address, the right elbow tucked in close to the side, the club is forced to...

  • Four Tips For Chipping Yips

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 18 June 2009

    If you're struggling with your chips and you've got a touch of the yips then it's a sign that you're too active with your hands. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer has four simple tips you can use to erradicate this destructive habit from your chipping technique.

  • Basic Chip Shot

    Written by Adrian Fryer on Thursday, 18 June 2009

    The chip shot is a small stroke that's used from around the edge of the green, the stroke generally occurs from the waist down. In order to regulate your chip shot power you need to minimise your stance - in other words shrink everything. TG Top 12 Teacher Adrian Fryer shows you how to set-up to the chip shot and demonstrates the...

  • Five Ways To Better Chipping with Nick Dougherty

    Written by Nick Dougherty on Wednesday, 27 May 2009

    Chipping is one of those things which, if you get wrong, can make you look a bit of a fool; and yet, with these few tips you can never duff the ball again. You can spot a bad chipper before he takes the club back. They hunch over the ball and grip the club much too tightly. With their...

  • Never Duff Another Chip

    Written by Anthony Wall on Wednesday, 29 April 2009

    Here’s a brilliant little shot that you can play round the greens that is guaranteed to save you shots – I call it the ‘fluff free chip’ because it relies on a technique that makes chunking the grass first a thing of the past. The basic idea is to lift the heel of the club off the ground so that the...

  • Short Chip Shot Drill

    Written by Mark Moore on Thursday, 5 June 2008

    Do you fluff your chip shots? It's easily done when the pin is close and you try to get very delicate with the shot. Short chips are easy once you know how to strike the ball crisply. Just make a couple of small changes to your set-up and you'll be laughing. Rudding Park golf professional Mark Moore has a clever drill you...

  • Basic chipping drill

    Written by Nick Clemens on Friday, 9 May 2008

    Do you struggle with the basic chip shot? Watch this Nick Clemens golf video tip to improve your basic chipping skills... Firstly, make sure that the ball is in the centre of your stance. Have your hands further down the handle to encourage more control of the clubhead. Ensure that your feet are narrow in width, having the left foot withdrawn to achieve an...

  • Cure Your Chipping Yips

    Written by Nick Clemens on Monday, 5 May 2008

    The yips is one of the most embarrassing faults in golf. If you fluff your chips then this simple practice drill will help you develop a free-flowing stroke that you can rely on. Watch this golf tip to sharpen your chipping action.

  • Chipping Out Of The Rough

    Written by Expert Village on Wednesday, 27 February 2008

    Learn golf tips on improving your chipping when your ball is hugging the rough in this free video clip.

  • Strike Chips Sweet

    Written by Lee Scarbrow on Thursday, 15 March 2007

    Fat chance! Lee Scarbrow helps you to eliminate those scuffed chip shots. The key to eradicating the duffed chip is to understand why it happens in the first place. Scarbrow explains the reasons then offers some useful tips to help you strike your chip shots sweetly around the green.