Obviously the best way to get good at chipping is to practice and practice on the range until you've gotten a feel for the club and know exactly how you'll hit it in any conditions.
However, this tip should help immensely.
Make your hands lead the clubface through impact.
What does this mean? Well, imagine a normal stroke. Your hands are parallel with the ball as you strike it, or in some cases ahead or behind. With a chip, you want them to be ahead, almost as if you're wristing it.
Why is this? It means that you'll hit the ball on the downswing, rather than the upswing. Hitting on the up can result in a topped shot that has no legs.
How to achieve this:
- At setup, move more weight onto your left foot
- Put the ball in the back of your stance
- Hands lead the stroke, ahead of the ball at impact
- This will lead to a "chop" on the downswing, which will get the ball sailing high into the air#