Chipping woes

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No Big85 - but lovely course all the same, fond memories as had success in the country event there 25+ years back :) #Top16 matchplay
Ah ok.. I’m a member there and have played with Jason palmer myself as he’s also a member there 👍🏻
 

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if you did the same shot with a 7 iron it would be a chip & run, thus the action is the same. No?

Not really.
The chip and run has the ball back in the stance, hands slightly forward keeping the ball low.
The 'modern chip' uses a much lofted club, ball in the centre or a little forward and no shaft lean.
In my opinion, that introduces several problems ...
The 'mini lob' has to be hit quite firmly which can cause problems if you catch it a bit thin.
And as you are in affect sliding the the club under the ball, you have to have a good lie to play this shot.

I'm not saying do it this way and not that way, I'm just saying how I would do it.
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Had chipping woes for a long time, and now I just grip lightly and swing the clubhead.
Much better. No more shanks.
I think the problem lies in the fingers.
 

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Watching this tread with great interest. Had an awful round last weekend playing a scramble with two much higher handicappers who thoroughly outperformed me on anything from 90 yards and in to the greens. Embarrasing.

I've managed to get to single figures with an absolute fear of missing greens. My course management tactic involves targeting an approach shot of 90+ yards, anything closer is a bad move.

Watched a couple of Danny Maude videos which I'll be trying out over the next week or two, then I'll be booking in for a lesson.
 
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I love chipping. For me it's about soft hands, feel, and imagination. Technically I practice controlling the low point on a variety of different shots. I often use a 7 iron to chip,use it like a putter. 👍

I love chipping too. Saw a great tee time tip from Nick Dougherty where he aimed to land the ball one yard on the green, and then chose the club that would release from this point to the hole. My strategy is similar, I pick a good landing spot then work out the trajectory needed to take the ball to the hole. I typically use 7, 9, PW, 54 and 58.
 

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Regarding the OP - best tip I can give is to film yourself. You might spot a technical issue that is easy to correct. (eg I was struggling with chipping then I watched a video of myself I realised immediately I was taking the club away too much on the inside, wasn't hard to fix).

Mikeburygolf is good for chipping. I find his tips and drills on instagram helpful.
 

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I like playing golf shots and don't worry too much about my scores so I mostly play mini-lob shots around the green. On days when it just isn't working a toe-down, shaft upright putting stroke with an 8-iron is a pretty foolproof way of chipping the ball onto the green. But it's boring. I own an old Ram chipper that achieves the exact same result, but that's boring too. If I was worried about my scores I'd probably just use the chipper all the time.
That's the method I use when not playing links, or from a fluffy lie. Works very well
 

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So after posting this yesterday, I played and stuck with 1 handed…

2nd - 20 yards away put to 6ft
4th - 20 yards to 6ft again
5th - 20 yards to 6ft again - missed putt
11th - 10 yards to 4ft
12th - 15 yards to 6ft - missed putt
13th - 15 yard duff, put next one to 8ft
14th - 10 yard bit thin to 25ft - missed putt
15th - 10 yard to 3ft
16th - 10 yard to 8ft - missed putt
18th - 25 yards to 6ft - missed putt

So up and down 4/10…maybe need to hit more greens 😂
 

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So after posting this yesterday, I played and stuck with 1 handed…

2nd - 20 yards away put to 6ft
4th - 20 yards to 6ft again
5th - 20 yards to 6ft again - missed putt
11th - 10 yards to 4ft
12th - 15 yards to 6ft - missed putt
13th - 15 yard duff, put next one to 8ft
14th - 10 yard bit thin to 25ft - missed putt
15th - 10 yard to 3ft
16th - 10 yard to 8ft - missed putt
18th - 25 yards to 6ft - missed putt

So up and down 4/10…maybe need to hit more greens 😂
Greens in regulation is definitely something to look into...! 🤣
 

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Go see Alex Buckner - he is based at Barewood Lakes.

Chipping used to ruin my games thins fats didn't matter I had perfected both, until a plus 4 handicapper recommended him to me, he just made it so simple and got rid of the fear I had with chipping. Did a few vids for Titleist last year

Go see him you won't regret it
 

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£240 for 2 hours I guess would be worth it if that was all I needed to ‘fix me’ for life!
100% worth it IMO. I was lucky to see him before he started teaching tour Pro's so it was cheaper but I did have a follow up lesson with the wife 2 weeks ago. Quickly tidied me up in 5 mins then Got the wife chipping brilliantly.
But it’s funny having a tour Pro waiting at the side of the green for you to finish
 
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One of the Pro's at my place goes to him, as he too wants to be a shortgame specialist
 

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A little update after having played around with a few different things including ball position/club/posture/stance etc and before splashing out for a proper job lesson!

A mate of mine (plays off 2 and whose chipping is tremendous) noticed a big flaw in my chipping action yesterday. I’ve got the old elvis legs/chilli dipping going on. It might not be a total cure, but when I quietened my legs down/stopped a ‘sway’, I seemed to not fat and thin half as much.

It’s a starting point for me anyway so will see how I get on and hopefully see some more consistency.
 

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A little update after having played around with a few different things including ball position/club/posture/stance etc and before splashing out for a proper job lesson!

A mate of mine (plays off 2 and whose chipping is tremendous) noticed a big flaw in my chipping action yesterday. I’ve got the old elvis legs/chilli dipping going on. It might not be a total cure, but when I quietened my legs down/stopped a ‘sway’, I seemed to not fat and thin half as much.

It’s a starting point for me anyway so will see how I get on and hopefully see some more consistency.


Check out this short video. Awareness of your arm structure and radius of ur swing could be massive for you.


Getting control of those two elements could transform your short game.
 
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