How to hit the chip shot – a lot of amateurs try to lift the ball to get it into the air.
Pro Tip of the week is how to hit the chip shot, and the initial setup.
A lot of amateurs try to lift the ball to get it into the air. No, you let the club and the loft of the club do the work.
Your setup for how to hit the chip shot should be as follows.
- Ball in the back of your stance.
- Feet a little narrow.
- Choke down on the club.
- Let your arms hang.
- Grip pointed at your left pocket.
- Keep your head down.
- Look at your target.
- Take the club back and accelerate through the golf ball.
- You never want to decelerate, always accelerate.
About Doug Price
Doug Price has been with Harbor Club on Lake Oconee for 21 years. He started out as a cart boy and worked his way up to golf professional, where he discovered teaching was his passion. He started out practicing on some of his friends before the days of computer technology, videos or biodynamics. Several Harbor Club members saw him teaching and asked for lessons, which led to him hosting clinics for the female golfers. He thinks the most important thing for women to understand in golf is feeling a comfort with the game. Doug’s specialty is just that; he was born with that unique talent and his approach is very kind. Doug has only one rule with his clinics – no judgements. It serves as an ice breaker and makes sure everyone shares a common goal.