#70 Web TV: How to Improve Your Chipping Technique for Consistency

Finally there is a way to improve your chipping technique for consistency that lasts!

In today’s tip we are going to look at a way we can get your chipping technique more consistent…but in order for you to do this…you will have to practice it! Yes the P word…Practice!

The inspiration for today’s tip was watching golfers playing their game and I became very concerned about what I saw. I have a lot of players who tell me that they can’t get consistency with their chipping yet are so unaware of what their body is doing!

You see, golf is a technical game and in order for you to play it well, you need to make sure that you are aware of what your body is doing. In order to fix the problem you need to know and be aware of what you are doing wrong…then you need to know how to fix the problem.

So today we are going to look at your body position for your chip shot in order for you to be consistent with your chipping technique.

When you set up to play your chip shot, you need to make sure that once you are set ready to play your shot, you maintain the same body position over the ball. What concerns me is that, when I am watching golfers play their shots, I see a lot of up and down movement with their upper body. It is as though they are attempting to lift the ball up with their body and even scoop up the ball with the arms and the wrists. Hence the inconsistency with the shots.

What I would like to see when you set up over the ball is that;

  • you have taken your chip shot stance,
  • your body is tilted forward over the ball
  • your left arm is straight
  • your spine is straight when tilted, not slouched

Once you are set to go I want to then see you;

  • Perform your chip shot, straight back and straight through motion
  • But your upper body stays on the same spine angle as your set up
  • So once you perform your shot you still are tilted forward over the ball
  • You actually stay there in maintaining the same spine angle once you have performed your shot

By repeating this action you then end up again with a consistent action with the ball.

The best way to see what to do is to watch the video above as you can really see what I am talking about in order to improve your chipping technique.

To your golfing success,

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Tiffany Mika

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About Tiffany Mika

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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11 Responses to #70 Web TV: How to Improve Your Chipping Technique for Consistency

  1. Theresa Holliday February 18, 2014 at 10:10 pm #

    Hi Tiff, thanks for the reminder technique for chipping. We tend to forget these techniques along the way concentrating on too many other things at once and trying too hard. I will focus more on each technique, especially the chipping. tks again., Theresa

  2. Gillian Roberts February 19, 2014 at 12:17 am #

    Thanks for the chipping tip. Looking forward to practicing it as I am sure I am one of those who bob up and down when chipping. 🙂

    • Tiffany Mika March 4, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi Gillian

      That’s great just put it into practice.

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Kirsty February 19, 2014 at 12:02 pm #

    Thanks Tiff, I love watching your tips you make it easy to understand and something we can all practise. I look forward to more tips and techniques. Now off to practise my chipping. Have a great day Kirsty.

    • Tiffany Mika March 4, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

      Hi Kristy

      That is awesome news and thanks for the lovely feedback.

      I hope your practice is going well.

      Tiff 🙂

  4. Janice Bostock February 20, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    I am an excellent chipper
    “Tick Tock”
    Thanks
    Tiff

    • Tiffany Mika March 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

      Hi Janice

      Of course you are an excellent chipper…”tick-tock” is what we like!

      Tiff 🙂

  5. Caroline Norrie February 28, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    Another great tip. I am trying to improve my short game so I have been paying particular attention to practising my putting and chipping. Your videos are great in helping to develop the correct technique. It’s just a case of remembering it in the stress of competition. 🙂

    Thanks Tiff

    • Tiffany Mika March 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm #

      Hi Caroline,

      If you practice it alot in practice…then practice it out on the course, then simulate you are playing competition then it should all just fall into place.

      Tiff 🙂

  6. Vicki Middleton February 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm #

    Thanks Tiff, A great reminder to ‘stay there’. 7.3 off handicap since we first spoke in December – THANK YOU 🙂

    • Tiffany Mika March 2, 2017 at 8:56 am #

      Hi Vicki

      Absolutely you have to ‘stay there’. Wow 7.3 off your handicap, that is absolutely fantastic! When you get a chance Vicki could you send me an email or leave a comment below this… what you feel is the biggest thing that has stood out for you, for your success in reducing your handicap? I would really appreciate it.

      Tiff 🙂

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