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Question on Chipping:

I need help with my chipping. The problem is I typically either hit it thin or fat.
--Glenn S. from Coppell, TX

Hi Glenn. Thanks for writing MyGolfInstructor.com.

Thin and fat chip shots generally come from 2 things. Overactive hands (flipping) and having our weight back or falling back.

To see if you can contact your chip shots a bit more crisply I'd like you to try 2 things.

#1 - Get your weight 100% on your front foot. Put your back foot up on the tip toe so you will place no weight on it. Keep your head over your front foot as well and make sure that your head and upper spine do not fall backwards during the swing.

#2 - Hover your club head in the air behind the ball. Hold it up about 2 inches in the air. This will encourage a downward blow through impact and help get rid of the urge to scoop the ball and help it up.

If you can keep your weight forward and strike down on the ball taking a divot, you should eliminate thin and fat shots. Give it a try and let me know how it goes.

Also, visit the Chipping category under the Golf Instruction tab at the top of the screen. You will find many drills for chipping there.

Thanks.

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