Short Game

Chip It Solid Every Time

By Michael Breed Photos by Dom Furore
September 15, 2013

So many people struggle to make a consistent strike in chipping. The big thing is to be sure the low point of your swing—where the club hits the ground—comes after you contact the ball.

Try this: (1) Set more weight on your front foot, and have at least that much there at impact; (2) Turn your front shoulder open, or to the left, through the shot. Some golfers rock the shoulders like a seesaw. When the front shoulder rocks up on the downswing, the spine tips away from the target and the low point shifts back. So stay forward and turn that shoulder open. You'll chip it great.