How many times have you told yourself that you’re not going to leave your chip short, only to come up 15 feet shy yet again? If you’re struggling to get the distance you want, you’re probably not making solid contact on a consistent basis. Here’s a simple image to help you dial it in.
As you set up, move a little more weight onto your front foot, and push the handle forward until your arms and clubshaft form a lower-case “y.” This is the magic letter for your chipping — if you can maintain the “y” through impact and keep your hands ahead of the clubhead, you’ll hit down on the ball and trap it between the clubface and the ground.
Hit the ball and then the earth and you should make solid contact — and hit closer chips — every time.