When chipping, don’t try to lift the ball with your swing. Use the loft to get the ball airborne. The following tips on your set up will help.
– Keep your weight on your front foot (nearest your target) – Position ball middle to back in your stance. – Position your hands in front of the club head at address. – See the letter “Y” – Optional: grip down your club on the shorter shots for more control.
During your swing, the above tips will ensure you make a descending blow on the ball, contacting the ball first and the grass after. Hold your finish to check that your forward arm and golf club shaft form a straight line.
Remember that letter Y finish.
Do the above and you will save a few strokes around the green.
Cameron Rankin is the head professional at Sand Hills Golf Resort in Port Franks.