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I have heard that when chipping, the ball should be in the back of your stance, is this accurate?

Absolutely not! This is a common misconception. That is only a preference. It depends on what type of trajectory you want on the shot. If you want a higher lofted shot with more backspin you will need to play the ball forward of the center of your stance. You can play it dead center for most shots. Playing it in the center will give you a bit of loft and some roll.

If you want to hit a lower shot with top spin that will release with more run, then you should play it back of the center of your stance. For players with poor technique playing the ball back and hitting it low is a bit of a band aid as it will allow you to get away with some mistakes such as flippy hands. You should really learn the correct technique and then experiment with hitting shots from a variety of ball positions and noting the results.

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