SOUND CHIPPING TECHNIQUE
Many people think that chipping should involves only the arms, but to maximise touch and accuracy it is important to include the body, specifically the shoulders. This simple drill helps golfers learn the feeling of connecting their body with their arms when chipping, which should improve strike quality and consistency.
Place a club under the arms, making sure it sits just above the elbows. Weight should favour the left side (right-handers) and it stays on the left on the backswing, even though the body turns. On the downswing, allow the weight to shift further left through the strike. By keeping the shaft under the arms during practice swings, there is no choice but to turn the body in the through swing, or the club will fall out. The inclusion of the body with the arms allows for greater control.