Visualization can help you achieve more accuracy when attempting a golf chipping shot from the apron. A shot like this must be thought of as a powerful putt. This means that the club must maintain a straight line during the follow through in order to send the golf ball in the right direction.
Some find it helpful to imagine the ball sitting on a long ribbon that ends at the cup. As you take your golf chipping shot, make sure that the club head stays in line with the ribbon the entire time. This can only be achieved with an open stance.