Improving the way you chip - better golf with Allan Perry

PUBLISHED: 10:01 11 June 2009 | UPDATED: 11:09 10 June 2010

I DON'T know how many greens in regulation (hitting a par 4 in 2 shots) that you are hitting but I'm pretty sure that you are missing a few greens, writes Allan Perry.

I DON'T know how many greens in regulation (hitting a par 4 in 2 shots) that you are hitting but I'm pretty sure that you are missing a few greens, writes Allan Perry.Even really good low handicap golfers only hit on a good day about 50% greens in regulation, which really means if you want to have a good scoring day, then your short game and especially your chipping needs to be tip top.I see a lot of golfers with a poor chipping action and believe it or not, even though they are just a few feet off the green they actually hit the shot further away from the hole than from where they started, completely giving a shot away to the golf course.A glance at the picture on the rightLooking at the picture below, you can see how I am set up to play a chip shot. I have my feet close together, aiming left of the target the ball is played back in my stance and my weight is placed on the left side. All of these features will enable me to make sure that I have a descending blow to the ball. So many of the golfers that I teach, try to lift or scoop the ball upwards. For the swing its self you really want to get the feeling you are putting, keep your wrist firm and rock your shoulders back and through. Good chip shots equal low scores and as ever, the best of luck golfers!

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