#147 Web TV: How To Set Up For Your Chip Shot

How To Set Up For Your Chip Shot

Which is the best way to set up for a chip shot?

What do you think would be a nice easy way to do it?

Today I’m going to show you a nice simple way to make sure that you’ve got your set-up right. If you don’t have your set-up right, you are not going to play the ball the way you want to.

You will have seen, if you read many books and you look at many videos, different ways to actually set up for a chip shot. I’m going to show you a very simple way to do it so that you have a good foundation in place.

We need to make sure in golf and when we play golf that we have good foundations in place, because that will be the thing that makes your golf shots work. If the foundations are not there, I’m telling you, that it is not going to work.

When you set up, I’m going to give you some really simple things to be thinking about, when you do your set-up for a chip shot… I get lots of questions about how to set your feet up and all that sort of thing. There are lots of different ways to do that we are going to do this.

Put the width of the club head in between your feet, that’s how wide I want your feet to be. You can do chip shots with your feet together and that’s good as well because it keeps you nice and stable. But today we are going to have a little bit of space between our feet to enable ourselves to turn through the shot and making it much easier to do.

The most important thing when you set up make sure that your left arm, if you are a rightie like I am, is nice and straight in your set up, plus make sure the wrist is nice and straight. When we actually do the set-up itself we have the ball in the centre of the stance and I want you to think of the shot as a chip and run. Just chip the ball on and let it run up to the hole.

When you set up, push your hands forward so they are in line with the left leg. The thing I want you to have the most concentration on when you are watching this video is to watch what my left wrist is doing and what my arm is doing.

The set-up position in your chip shot needs to be right or it’s not going to work. I see people set up for a chip shot and the elbow is bent and also the wrist is bent, I do not recommend it, it is a massive breakdown, lifting the club up and the chip shot does not work. It is not working the way it should be worked!

What we are going to do is to make sure the left arm is nice and straight, left wrist is nice and straight and then push the hands a little bit forward, as you can see my left shoulder is higher than my right, and then just swing back and through in a nice little tic-toc, making the shot work. Very simple.

We want to make sure that the set-up is right it will give you the advantage of when you play the shot again you will be able to do the same thing again and repeat a very similar result with the ball.

Key Point: Make sure the left arm is nice and straight, back and through, and then you get the result.

Something really simple, something really effective, but most people don’t pay attention to actually making sure to get the action right. I want you to make sure you do!

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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Tiffany Mika is incredibly passionate about golf and shares with you her knowledge about the game. She shows how you can have an exciting a life when you learn to play golf as you can travel the world playing exotic destinations and meeting lots of fantastic people who all share the same passion for golf.

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12 Responses to #147 Web TV: How To Set Up For Your Chip Shot

  1. Donna Howard May 4, 2017 at 5:44 pm #

    Great tip. Your club face looks a little open- is this the case?

    • Tiffany Mika May 6, 2017 at 11:45 am #

      Hi Donna

      Thanks for leaving a comment. No the club is not open but it is square. The club face is in line with the feet line. You can open the face and experiment, but in this one it is square.

      Tiff 🙂

  2. Susan May 4, 2017 at 6:58 pm #

    Great and simple! Thank you.
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  3. David ONeill May 5, 2017 at 5:50 am #

    Hi Tiff! Thanks for the great tip. Good to see the left arm and wrist straight and the club face aiming up to the sky at the follow through and the shaft lean, so important for good crisp ball contact.

    Finally getting out on the course and range with the girls. Still warming and making plenty of miss hits up but want to play as much as possible so I can get better. Good for all of us.

    Would love to attend one of your clinics….I know I would learn a lot and have fun.

    Take care.

    -Dave O. VT

    • Tiffany Mika May 6, 2017 at 11:48 am #

      Hi Dave

      Nice to hear from you. Great to hear the weather is warming up and you can get out on the golf course. Just don’t try to hit the cover off the ball. Take it slow and enjoy the contact with the ball. Enjoy the practice and enjoy the practice especially with the girls too!

      Yes the clinics are lots of fun and sure you learn lots too.

      Tiff 🙂

      • David ONeill May 7, 2017 at 4:37 am #

        Right. Will do. Swing smoothly and within myself….

        I am also thinking lately about the club release and making sure that happens correctly and with ‘active hands and wrists’. I find that keeping my grip pressure lighter and not too tight helps with the release. It’s really something I’ve not been conscious of before and wonder why my distance is lacking – there’s no ‘sting’ to the ball with most of my shots – just an arms swing like just pushing the ball out there – with little power and no ‘snap’.

        Maybe you could demonstrate the proper golf release in one of you new videos. I would like to see and hear your take on it and how to keep it simple. I think it’s really important that golfers get this right in order to get the most power and distance with their golf swings. Any help is appreciated.

        Thanks! -Dave

        • Tiffany Mika May 28, 2017 at 10:15 am #

          Hey Dave

          Apologies for not seeing this comment until now!

          Thanks for the comment you left… I am actually not a fan of active hands and wrists when making contact with the ball. As it actually doesn’t happen as you make contact it happens after you make contact. If you look at one of the pro players in slow motion you will notice that club face is square on contact and wrist is strong and straight on contact and the club release happens after the contact not during.

          I will do a video for you on that in the near future, but it will be around what you need to look for at contact.

          Tiff 🙂

  4. Lindy May 6, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Enjoyed your video Tiff..great tip to practice.
    Cheers L

    • Tiffany Mika May 6, 2017 at 11:49 am #

      Hi Lindy

      That’s awesome to hear I am glad you enjoyed it. Keep up the practice.

      Tiff 😉

  5. Kate Skelton May 7, 2017 at 5:53 pm #

    Looks great – can’t wait for your session on May 23rd. What club were you using there??

    • Tiffany Mika May 9, 2017 at 10:33 am #

      Hi Kate

      Thank you. I was using a sand wedge for that tip today. You can do that technique with any club.

      See you on May 23rd I look forward to it too.

      Tiff 🙂

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