Spot-On Chipping

Chipping can be very intimidating. I notice a lot of beginners and amateurs incorrectly approaching the chip shot. First, they look at where the ball lies. Then, they look at the flag and take the shot hoping to hit it with just the right amount of force to get the ball into the hole.

What I would suggest is, look at where the ball lies. Then, look at the flag. Most importantly, pick a spot in where you want the ball to land. By doing so, you have a fixed target. When chipping, hit the spot that you chose as your target then, let the ball roll towards the hole. This will make your chipping more consistent.

Here is a great drill to practice distance control:

Before you start practicing your chipping, lay four clubs in front of you on the green about a foot and a half apart from each other.

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The goal is to land the balls in each section. To utilize this drill efficiently, you must do this in rounds.

Round 1: Land one ball in the first section closest to you before moving to the next.

Round 2: Land two balls in the first section closest to you before moving to the next section and so on until you complete 5 rounds.

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Try this drill with a variety of clubs to learn different trajectories. Also, play around with the distance of the four clubs that you lay in front of you. By doing this, you will improve your short game.