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Improve your chipping with this golf tip.

June 6, 2014

Secret to Chipping

In this tip, PGA Master Professional Greg Schulze from the University of Minnesota Les Bolstad Golf Course lets us in on the secret to chipping in this video golf tip:

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Improving your chipping can be simple if you just take what you’ve learned from putting. When putting you want to create a capital “Y” with your arms and the shaft of the club. In chipping you want the ball aligned with the back foot of your stance so your arms make a lowercase “y” from your right arm to the lead arm down the shaft of the club.

Another way to look at it, you can place a green dot just below the handle and a red dot just above the head of the club. In chipping you always want to keep the green dot in front of the red dot.

Next, try and keep most of your weight toward the target. Create a little hinge at your wrist while setting up the shot. Then, simply swing all the way through to the chip while keeping your wrists flat for good contact. Make sure to hold your finish position until the ball stops rolling.

Following these simple tips will improve your chipping ability and consistency in no time.

The Minnesota Section PGA consists of PGA Professionals who are experts in the game and business of golf. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment and involvement of the game of golf and to contribute to its growth by providing services to golf professionals, the golf industry, people who play golf or would like to start playing golf. PGA Section Offices oversee the 41 geographic regions throughout the United States and provide the grass-roots network for the nation’s 25 million amateur golfers and with the PGA’s 27,000 members.

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