#71 Web TV: How to Hit a Chip Shot With Ease

How to Hit a Chip Shot with Ease.

Today’s tip what we are going to look at how to hit a chip shot with ease.

When I see golfers out playing on the golf course, even in practice sessions or warm up sessions prior to playing golf, the players do not transfer their body weight into their chip shot.

What tends to happen in majority of cases is that players who are chipping tend to hang back, either their body weight is even on both feet or they lean back on their back foot…plus their hands and wrists tend to flip the club to find a way of getting the ball to go forward.

There is nothing really happening with the lower half of the body…it tends to stay still, hence there is an issue with the chip shot which then leads to inconsistency.

Now when you are chipping your shot there needs to be weight transfer forward. Which means when you have performed your chip shot and your are transferring your body weight forward into the direction that you want the ball to go…you will in turn take pressure off your wrists and hands.

The tip for today is you guessed it…transferring your weight to your left side (if you are a right handed golfer). If however you are a left handed golfer, your will be doing the opposite and transferring your weight the the right side.

What I would like you to do here:

  • Open up your left foot about 45 degrees
  • Take your club straight back
  • Then bring your club straight through to make contact with the ball
  • Transfer your body weight onto your left side
  • Your right knee should then touch your left knee

So by performing this action, it takes the pressure off the hands and the wrists, it allows your arms to come through to make contact with the ball with ease. You then rely on the lower body to do the work for you than feeling as though you have to get rid of the ball.

The best thing to do here is to view the video to get the whole action in motion. Enjoy the video on ‘How to Hit a Chip Shot with Ease’

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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17 Responses to #71 Web TV: How to Hit a Chip Shot With Ease

  1. Karen Quinn March 4, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    Hi Tiff, another great tip as usual !
    As I read the notes and watched the video, I realised that I have been doing it right – that’s why my chipping has improved so much.
    The month of Feb was a good one for me golf wise with some great results and looking forward to more of the same I hope.

  2. Diane Snape March 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Great chipping tips thank you, as have a left knee injury and will find this very useful! Best wishes Diane

    • Tiffany Mika March 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

      Hi Diane

      You are welcome…happy practicing 🙂

      Tiff 🙂

  3. Libby Broomhead March 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    Tiffany I love your little tips and videos. This one is a good one I need…so I can go away and check
    technique. Technique is something you have to keep working on as you know!

  4. Helen Georgiadis March 5, 2014 at 5:13 am #

    Hi Tiff
    This has been my problem all along – not shifting my weight to the left and very “wristy”!
    Rob always says the chip shot is one of the easiest shots in golf and I have always found it to be the most difficult and the one that always lets me down in comps. Short game is very important and I need to go out and practice this one. Will keep you posted – thanks again for yet another great tip.

  5. Jody Drutman March 5, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    Thanks Tiff
    Another great tip

  6. Anne Stephens March 5, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    Hi tiff – played the best game yesterday for a long time – it was a 4bbb and ironically we both played one bad hole which cost us the win – and it was my chip and then inability to get out of the bunker that let me down – still it was only one bad hole and you have to take all the positives- just got to keep making the chipping second nature so my confidence grows. Thanks fir all your tips they are definitely helping. Keeping yourself focused for 18 holes is probably the hardest part of the game 🙂

    • Tiffany Mika March 17, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Anne

      Thanks for sharing your great result with me. Just keep working on your chipping part of your game. It will happen.

      Yes keeping focused for 18 holes can be a challenge but there is a way!

      Tiff 🙂

  7. Fay Layton March 5, 2014 at 8:47 pm #

    Hi Tiff,
    It has been great to receive your lessons Tiff.
    I do feel a lot better about my golf after watching your lessons and applying them to my practices and games..
    Thank you.

    • Tiffany Mika March 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm #

      Hi Fay

      You are very welcome and I m glad to hear you feel so much better about your golf.


  8. Theresa Holliday March 7, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Tks Tiff for the simple but very effective method of chipping. Will practice your tips in future. Theresa

    • Tiffany Mika March 17, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

      Hi Theresa

      Another thing for you to practice…I can see your game coming together nicely!

      Tiff 🙂

  9. Tricia Chacksfield March 7, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    I love the fact that we get one thing to work on and the tips are just so simple. Thanks, you have helped my game a lot.

    • Tiffany Mika March 17, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

      Hi Tricia

      Yes that’s how you do it…one thing at a time. You are welcome too!

      Tiff 🙂

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  11. Meg February 26, 2016 at 10:55 am #

    Thanks Tiff
    My one word is concentration. Which has resulted in me focusing on each shot, lining up properly and not rushing, I am a high handicapper but have lost 3 points since this focus.
    Love your tips.

    • Tiffany Mika February 28, 2016 at 6:19 am #

      Hey Meg

      That is great that your one word is concentration.

      Congratulations for already losing 3 shots.. plenty more to come 😉

      Thanks for the great feedback and thanks for you awesome comments.

      Tiff 🙂

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