A ” chip shot” in golf is a shot played from close to the green, usually within a few yards of the putting surface, that results in the ball popping briefly into the air, then hitting the ground and rolling forward toward the hole.
The difference between a chip and a pitch is that the pitch shot flies farther than it rolls, and the chip shot rolls farther than it flies. A chip can travel a longer distance than a pitch . Some places have a lot of slopes and the ground is quite hard. Little chips can roll a VERY long way.
The following fundamentals will help ensure you are more successful around the green. Set Up. Begin by taking a narrow stance with your feet set 6 to 8 inches apart. Ball Position . The ball should be positioned somewhere between the center of your stance to the inside of your back foot. Chipping Motion.
The second golf tip today is called the rule of 12 . It goes as follows, and we will keep it simple by using a distance of 12 feet. Each foot would be “one part”. You want the club you use to land that many “parts” away from you, while using a putting style stroke to your swing.
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The golfer may attempt to scoop the ball with a handsy motion, or take his eye off the ball too soon, or decelerate his swing approaching the ball. The results can be thin or topped chips, hitting behind the ball (fat), poor contact which leaves the ball short, or even shanking.
My answer relates to the technique and here’s a simple way to visualise and remember the difference in both movements. When chipping you should hinge your wrists as you take the club back. Then as you drive the club through the ball, rotate your body, holding that angle in the wrists .
For the clubs , try using your 9-iron, your gap or sand wedge, and your lob wedge. While you can use any golf balls for the drill, try to find 15 that you don’t mind marking up.
If you have to CHIP , the order of club choice will be 7-iron first, pitching wedge second and sand wedge last. The sand wedge will be used in heavy-grass lies because of the heavy weight of the club head. If you can ‘t putt it or chip -and-run the ball, your last and final choice will be a pitch shot.