This story is for you if…
• You’re nervous over short chips
• You jab at the ball on short shots
• You catch chip shots thin
Short chips make you nervous, so you think that if you shorten your stroke and jab at the ball you’ll be less likely to make a mistake.
Eliminate excess wrist movement. Here’s how to do it.
• Take your normal chipping address position without a club and with your left hand hanging loosely at your side.
• Swing your right arm back like you would when hitting a 10-yard chip, and then bring it back to the ball along your target line using a “karate chop.” Your right palm should face away from your body as your hand passes through the impact area.
• Perform the drill again, but this time with a wedge in your hands. Again, mimic the karate-chop motion. You’ll feel smoother through impact because you’re not flipping the clubhead at the ball.
• Take your karate-chop chipping swing to the course and you’ll be able to handle any situation, no matter how much pressure.