Author: Chris Shircliff, PGA

11/28/2018 at 4:03 pm

Around The Green

Chipping Basics


Chris Shircliff is a Class A member of the Professional Golfers Association of America and is Diector of Golf at The Standard Club in John Creek, Georgia. Chris previously worked at Dunwoody Country Club.

Chipping Bascis

In Chipping your first point of reference is the spot where you want the ball to land. If at all possible, you want that spot to be on the putting surface. The turf there is generally flatter and better prepared, which makes the all-important first bounce more predictable. You want to avoid landing chips on rough, uneven, or sloping ground. Visualization is a big part of chipping. Try to see the shot in your mind’s eye before you hit the ball. Then, be as exact as you can with your target. You can’t be too precise.

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