Golf Chipping – Get That Golf Ball on the Ground!

Golf Chipping
Golf Chipping
When a golf player is faced with the need to chip onto the green it can be tempting to try to make the ball fly as far as possible.  Most of us can only dream of how great it would feel to actually score a chip in shot from twenty yards out.  Even though this would be a great golf story to tell your friends, it is not usually in your best interest to try to make shots like this. 

When golf chipping, the experienced golfer endeavors to land the golf ball on the green as soon as possible.  The main reasoning behind this strategy is the fact that a rolling golf ball is much more predictable than one that is flying through the air.  In the long run, it is much better to aim for a place on the green that is as close to you as possible that will also allow your golf ball to roll within striking distance of the cup.  When golf chipping, great distance doesn’t necessarily equal a great shot.  


Golf Chipping – Practice Makes Perfect!

Golf Chipping
Golf Chipping
Let’s face it nobody likes to hit a golf ball out of the rough.  It’s disheartening during a match and is a miserable chore during practice time.  I’ve never met a golfer yet who enjoyed hacking away at a golf ball that is half buried in shaggy grass.  Golf is a game however, and as such it should be a pleasant experience whether you’re playing or practicing. 

You can turn a golf chipping practice session into a fun event by including some of your best golf friends.  Change your practice time into a new kind of golf game.  Each player must drop a single golf ball into the deep rough.  Then the race is on to see who can get their ball back on the fairway with the fewest strokes. 

A lone golfer practicing a golf chipping shot from the rough could easily be board and frustrated with the task after about ten minutes.  By adding a few friends and some friendly competition to the mix you can turn a short practice session into an enjoyable game.  Suddenly what was a ten minute practice session that felt like two hours is transformed into two hours that felt like only ten minutes!  Take the drudgery out of your practice time by having fun with your shots.


Golf Chipping – What to Do With an Impossible Lie


Golf Chipping
Golf Chipping
In some unfortunate situations you might not be able to take your normal stance when golf chipping.  If a golf ball has landed to close to a tree or fence, a golf player has few golf chipping options available.  Some golfers try to use the switch hitting approach, but have little success.  Many agree that the best option is to stand next to the golf ball with your back to the target.  Use your dominant hand to hit the ball back into play.  It is important to make a concerted effort not to hit your ankle with the club.