Step by Step Guide: Chipping Off the Putting Green
Rafael Guerrero hits a chip shot at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida. PGA of America
- Start with your normal short game setup. Stand square to the target, pick a lofted club, and keep the ball position just front of center in your stance.
- Open the clubface by rolling your hands away from the target. Now open your stance just enough that the clubface comes back and points to your target.
- Make sure your hands are neutral at address. This means they are right in the middle. Don’t press the shaft forward or lean it backward.
- Your path is important. Start the takeaway with your body. Turn and swing the club away keeping the clubhead outside your hands.
- Return to the ball cutting across and swinging to left following your open stance.
- Feel as if you are striking the ground with the bottom of the golf club. Don’t lean the shaft forward, keep that club vertical at impact.
- Follow through with your turn and finish with your trail knee facing the target.
- Start by opening the clubface and your stance.
- Turn and swing the club away keeping the clubhead outside your hands.
- Feel as if you are striking the ground with the bottom of the clubhead. Don’t lean the shaft, keep it vertical at impact.
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