#140 Web TV: Improve Your Chipping Technique Now

Improve Your Chipping Technique Now

Do you remember last week when I showed you a video about improving your 5 metre chip shot?

Last week you saw me chipping, in the back yard, on the chipping mat (a section of synthetic grass mat) down to the chipping area which was 5 metres.

I showed you what to do from a 5 metre distance.

What I’m going to do today is to show you a face on view so that you can see what you need to do here to help your setup and the process you can go through to get the technique going pretty well.

With your left foot, right handed golfers, put your left foot in line with the ball, and the right foot is going to sit back with the heel off the ground.

If you are a left handed golfer, hitting the ball the other way, it would be right foot forward, left foot would be sitting back and the heel would be off the ground, so that you can go through to the left.

Being a right handed golfer I’m going to the right!

Set the ball in line with the left foot, put your hands about half way down the grip, you don’t have to put them right down the bottom, about half way, and set the club in behind the ball and push our hands just an iddy bit forward. Just a little bit forward and the club is secure, the thing I will tell you right now is to make sure your wrist is nice and straight. When you set it up don’t have a bent wrist, make sure it’s nice and straight.

The thing with a 5 metre chip, we worked on it last week but it doesn’t matter what the distance is, just work out what the swing length is. All we are going to do is a nice, easy swing length, around about an 8 to 4 swing. What I want you to see is that when I’m coming through to hit the ball, everything is staying nice and straight, I’m not trying to lift the club. The ball will lift anyway.

I’ll show you quickly, if you have a look at the club, it has a loft, it’s actually the loft that lifts the ball, not you lifting the ball up. Get set, push the hands forward a little bit and go tic-toc and then hold that position. It’s really simple. Anyone can do this.

You can see that the balls are popping up nice and easy, not having to force them to pop up in the air because the loft is actually doing that on the golf club.

It is that simple.

Don’t make your golf really complex, make it really simple.

The key to this is to make sure you are practicing it over and over again.

I was just in a conversation with a good friend of mine, Carrie, and we were saying how much you have to apply to practice and give yourself that time to practice so that you can drill in the drills. I recommend that if you want to get it really well done it will take you about three months to in-grain and make sure you get particular techniques right.

Give yourself a chance to do that and practice and practice. Even 10 minutes a day, just doing that particular action so that you can improve the technique itself. Once the technique has improved, everything else will fall into place for you.

I would love you to leave a comment and let me know what value you got out of today’s tip and that it has really helped you to go out there and practice your chip shots, remember, you can do it in the back yard like I’m demonstrating today or you can go and do it at the driving range, the chipping green or wherever you may be.

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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17 Responses to #140 Web TV: Improve Your Chipping Technique Now

  1. Lena Garty February 28, 2017 at 6:59 pm #

    I have found this a really good tip which I have continuously practiced in the garden but I’m wondering how this applies to a chip over a bunker – how to I make it rise enough to go over please>>

  2. Mary-Jane Ursu February 28, 2017 at 8:16 pm #

    Tiff, just had to let you know that I listened to what you said in your videos regarding chipping, etc. I just knew I wasn’t far off getting a good result. Well I did as I played Stableford today on a handicap of 31 and had a score of 39! Awesome!!!
    Thank you so very much for all your tips!

    • Tiffany Mika March 2, 2017 at 9:10 am #

      Hi Mary-Jane

      This is fantastic news MJ. Look at what is happening to that handicap of yours… you are just about to break 30 and you have only been playing golf for a short time. Awesome work! Congratulations on your awesome stableford score today as well 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Carrie March 1, 2017 at 7:49 am #

    Hi Tiff,
    When I first started working on the drills at the range, I was not persistance enough. After 10 trys I was bored and I stopped and starting hitting balls with the same “bad” habits.

    After having Tiff on my back about staying with the drills when practicing, I did it 2 weeks ago by hitting 2 buckets of balls with the same drill. My swing changed and improved 100% instantly. I am turning my body; the ball is going straight and at least 20-30m longer! it’s a miracle!!

    Having seen the results, I am determined to stick with every drill for the minimum of 3 months. I think that practicing drills is the key to get a good score and lowering my handicap.

    As one a very famous self improvement guru said ” If I want things to change, I must change” It is no point doing something the same way over and over and expect a different result!!

    • Tiffany Mika March 2, 2017 at 9:16 am #

      Hi Carrie

      Yes it is called patience! It was time to hound you about sticking to the drills. Especially that specific drill you have to work on.

      And the exciting thing is that you are already seeing the results in such a short period of time. And I am so happy as we discussed for you to stick with it the practice. And this is just the beginning.

      It will take about 3 months of drilling to get the feel of what you need to do, but to really ingrain deeper into your DNA so to speak… it will take an additional 3 months if we are being realistic. You have to practice if you want the results especially if you want to reduce your handicap, it does require effort.

      Even Einstein said something along the line of… ‘doing the same thing over and over again expecting a different result is a form of insanity.”

      I look forward to seeing and hearing about your progress.

      Tiff 🙂

  4. Helen vaughn March 1, 2017 at 6:40 pm #

    Hi Tiff, I enjoyed the video, good advice. I will be attending next Monday at Terri Hills. Could you email me a confirmation, that 8am start & $99 & approx what time we finish.look forward. Regards Helen Vaughn

    • Tiffany Mika March 2, 2017 at 9:17 am #

      Hi Helen

      Thank you for leaving a comment and glad you liked the advice. Great and looking forward to seeing you next Monday at Terrey Hills for the Consistency Clinic. I will email you.

      Tiff 🙂

  5. Jill March 7, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    Hi why is the right foot back with the heal off the ground? Would you only do this in drills ? Or on the course as well. Thanks

    • Tiffany Mika March 9, 2017 at 9:05 am #

      Hi Jill

      Great question. The right heal is off the ground so you can feel the role of what the left leg has to do. The left leg gives you stability which is what you need in your chip shot.

      This is definitely a drill and if you wanted to use it on the course, for sure you can. I have feedback from golfers that used it during their comp rounds and have loved it.

      Tiff 🙂

      • Jill March 9, 2017 at 9:32 pm #


  6. Susan March 8, 2017 at 7:00 am #

    Love it Tiff – really so simple. Must practice!!!!
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    • Tiffany Mika March 9, 2017 at 9:07 am #

      Hi Susan

      Yes it sure is simple. The more your practice the right things the better you get.

      Tiff 🙂

  7. Jill Barnes March 13, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Another really valuable demonstration of the correct drill. I realize I tend to turn the club face over on the follow through, not leave it open. Thank you.

    • Tiffany Mika March 14, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

      Hi Jill

      Thanks. Just always think that the club face stays square.

      Tiff 🙂

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