‘Practise landing it in the hole to improve your chipping feel’
There are two elements to being a good chipper. The first is technique to get a high quality and consistent strike, and the second is feel. I work on feel by going onto the tightly-mown fringe of the green and trying to land the ball in the hole. This gets me away from thinking about technique and shifts my focus externally to my landing spot.
Alter the shots and clubs
I like to mix up the targets from holes that are very close all the way up to maybe 20 yards away. I also mix up the club to see how this affects the flight and release if I don’t hole it because it’s all valuable feedback for picking the right shot on the course.
Apply it out on the course
This drill helps you control carry distance and understand release. I choose the club that makes the shot as easy as possible, so if I’ve got green to work with I’ll use a 9-iron. I remember Seve saying he picked whatever club would land the ball two feet onto the green and release the right amount. I go along with that.
Keep going until you hole it
Sometimes I will build some pressure into my practice by saying I can’t stop until I’ve slam dunked one or two shots. It’s obviously quite tough to do so this is for the shorter shots, but it’s a great way to recreate on-course pressure.