#116 Web TV: How To Chip Consistently – Part 3

#116 Web TV: How To Chip Consistently – Part 3

How are we going to work out the distance from the pin and what club to use?

What I am going to be showing you is actually how to chip consistently, which is what our theme is at the moment, our series of videos. Also working out your distance from the hole and how to know which club to use.  That’s what I am going to show you.

I have my fifty-six-degree wedge. You can do this with any golf club but I would recommend doing it with your sand wedge to begin with and the thing you want to make sure you are doing is to create a consistent swing action. You would have seen a video of me talking about that, creating a nice consistent swing action, everything is going the same length, back and through with each ball.  We want to make sure we are doing it with these balls so that when we do out chip shot we have that nice little back and through action so that we are getting the ball to finish in a similar area.

When we do our shot, a nice little back and through action , and it’s finishing in a good little spot for us.  Getting reasonably pretty close to where we want the ball to finish. I’ll just hit these five so that you know what I am talking about.

So we’ve got a bit of a range here.  What I worked on here was to have a nice consistent swing action and it’s given me that balls finishing in a similar area. What I have actually done is to start from this spot over here.  What I can now do is to pace it out from where I hit the ball, one, two, three, four.  So that four is the maximum distance the ball went, it wasn’t a great shot anyway, but what you usually want to get here is the balls to finish around the middle section of the clump of balls.  So that was about three metres for that particular swing length.

So if I was three metres from the pin and I had to chip, then I would use my sand wedge to be able to chip to that distance.  The plan on what you want to do is to make sure you are creating the same swing length, a nice little short back and through action where you always make sure you are going through the ball to create a consistent distance with the balls.  Once you have done that, you can pace it out and see how far away the ball has actually run. You have your clump of balls and then when you are a particular distance from the pin, just say three metres from the pin, then you know to use your sand wedge with that nice little back and through action and that would get you close.

Under normal circumstances, I know what you will be thinking, shouldn’t I putt the ball from here?  Absolutely.  Absolutely, because the grass is nice and short, so for sure.  If the grass was a bit thicker, sometimes the edges of the green can be quite thick but this particular one is great so you would putt it.

For the purposes of this exercise I want you to make sure you are creating that consistent swing length, so that you can work out your distance. When you could be three metres from the hole, but in a rougher area, you know exactly what swing length is going to work to get you pretty close to the hole.

We want to make is nice and simple and easy for you to do so that you are going onto the golf course with knowledge rather than guess work.

Here below is your tip from “#116 Web TV: How To Chip Consistently – Part 3” written up  to take to the golf course with you after you see this tip.


Have an absolutely awesome day, take care, and remember; tee it high and let it fly.

To your golfing success,
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Tiffany Mika

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4 Responses to #116 Web TV: How To Chip Consistently – Part 3

  1. Carrie August 11, 2016 at 9:11 am #

    Hi Tiff, it was awesome!! I agree with what you said about having the knowledge is improtant. It does take away the randomness and provide confidence to execute the shot.

    Chipping close to the flag is not an easy thing to do! At Chatswood, we often face very tough situations such as thick rough or green with uphill lie.

    I have been using the 8 iron with long greens and uphill lie with some good results; but it can be inconsistent!

    Practise the right thing has been so valuable to my game and thank you for providing such valuable tips each week!! Much appreciated!

    • Tiffany Mika August 18, 2016 at 4:35 pm #

      Hey Carrie

      Yes it all comes back to practice, over and over and refining technique so you can execute what you want to produce.

      You are very welcome and keep practicing, you can do it, you have the technique 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Melanie Rodhers August 23, 2016 at 9:59 am #

    Tiff, The tip about holding your position when chipping really helped especially the direction of my chips and consistency also improved!! Thanks!!

    • Tiffany Mika August 24, 2016 at 6:29 am #

      Hey there Melanie

      That’s fantastic to hear your progress, keep working on it.

      Tiff 🙂

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