Swivel Your Chest
Okay, this is not the most exciting shot, but a standard chip saves more strokes than any other shot. And if you can learn to hit it solid, it bleeds into the rest of your game. To start my practice sessions, I begin with little 10-yard chips to hone the feeling of centre-face contact.
So here’s a quick refresher on the basics: Take your setup with a bit more weight on the front foot. Some golfers stand open, but I prefer to set up square with a narrow stance. Push your hands just ahead of the ball so the sha is leaning slightly forward.
The chip is basically an upper-body movement. I don’t want my hips or legs moving much at all. To make this little swing, I feel like a slight swiveling of my chest is the motor that drives the clubhead. The forward angle in my wrists created at address stays fairly constant, but the key is to not be overly stiff during the swing, especially at impact. I see a lot of amateurs tense up and dig the leading edge. With so wrists, you let the club release past your hands just a tiny bit (le). This activates the bounce, that wide bottom of the clubhead that saves us all from hitting hot screamers and chili-dips.
BASIC CHIP .