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Question on Chipping:

I can never get my chip to "check up". What do I need to do in order to have the ball check up and not roll out?

In order to get the ball to stop you have to hit down on the ball and pinch it between your club face and the ground with clean contact. That means not getting any grass or dirt between the club face and the ball. You need the grooves on the club to make clean contact with the ball to create spin. To accomplish this make sure you are hitting downward and taking a divot. Your hands must lead into the downswing and keep accelerating towards the target to prevent flipping the club face past your hands and swinging upward on the ball. A flip will result in too much top spin and uncontrollable roll. Also, check the ball you are playing. You may want to use a higher spin ball that is more controllable around the greens. Sometimes an equipment update can help as well, as a newer wedge with fresh grooves may help you create more spin.

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