Golf Lessons: 5 Chipping Faults And Fixes

Every once in a while you will find yourself in a position where you have a round of golf but you keep struggling to stay on the greens. As a matter of fact you might even struggle to score. This is something that happens from time to time to beginners, but even fairly experienced players struggle with this from time to time. This is where chipping comes in. It is one of the most important shots that you can ever make on the green.

The following are some useful tips that can help you fix your chipping mistakes, and help you have a better game the next time you are out golfing.

Hand position

Your hands must always be in the position in front of the ball. A lot of bad chips normally result from allowing the head of the club to move ahead of your hands, and as a result you end with an upward strike that was not the intention in the first place. A good chip is supposed to result from a solid impact on the ball.

The position of the ball

Contrary to most of the golf shots, the ball is supposed to be played towards the end of the stance. This enables you to deliver a slight downward stroke, and if you can do this with the right hand positioning, you will surely have a consistent chip shot.

Distributing the weight

Just as you are attempting to make the chip shot, make sure that you have your weight properly distributed to the foot that you have in front. To be precise, the ratio of distribution between the front and back foot should be around 70:30. Coupled with the tips above, your chip shots should be so much better.

Choosing the correct club

It so happens that everyone has the right club that works for them during different conditions. What you need to do therefore is to try and ensure that as you hit the ball, it has to roll on the green, with as little time as possible in the air, so pick the best club that can do this for you.

Target the weight

You must learnt to target your weight in the correct direction (to the right for a left handed person and vice versa). This is important so that you do not end up hitting the top of the ball when you did not intend to.