Great Drill That Will Have You Chipping With Your Body
By Ryan Gager
Saving shots during rounds starts with the short game. How many times are you close to the green with a chance to get up-and-down for par, only to thin, top, or chunk your chip shot and leave the hole with bogey…or worse? Great chipping starts with NOT trying to help the ball into the air with your hands.
GOLFTEC Cincinnati Coach Ashley Thomas was recently featured on GOLF.com as she helps her Student with a basic approach to chipping.
A common flaw in chipping is that many Students use their hands too much for short pitches and chips, which causes inconsistent contact.
Instead, Ashley teaches to use your body to rotate through the shot. A great drill to help you do this is to hold an alignment stick, along with the grip of the club, up past your body. When you take a swing, the alignment stick forces you to rotate your body to complete the swing.
Check out the video above for Ashley’s complete chipping drill, and be sure to read the full GOLF.com article here.