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Chip or Pitch?

A chip shot is considered any shot inside of about 20-25 yards. These shots won’t require a great deal of effort to create the power required to get the ball on the green. Although there is no definitive difference between a chip and pitch shot, as...

Grip Pressure When Chipping Into the Wind

A quick tip can easily improve your game when you’re chipping into the wind. Take your normal setup for a chip shot: ball centered and weight slightly forward. Pay attention to the grip pressure in your lead hand (your left hand for a right-handed...

How Your Body Speed Affects Spin

Body speed is a great way to increase your spin rate when chipping and pitching. With the club traveling on a shallow path, the body can accelerate through impact. This increases the speed the club head moves past the ball. The faster the club moves...

The Basics of Chipping and Pitching

Stance. When you’re taking your stance on a full shot, you’re going to be standing with your feet about shoulder width apart. You want a wider base when you hit a full shot to restrict your ability to over-turn your lower half. When you...

How to Hit the Advanced Flop Shot

The advanced flop shot, aka the Mickelson Flop Shot, is one you’ve seen countless times in ESPN top 10s. There’s a couple of fundamentals you can think about in your setup position that will help you achieve this shot. Your normal setup on a chip...

How Your Angle of Attack Affects Spin

How Your Angle of Attack Affects Spin

There’s a common misconception that hand manipulation is the only way to increase spin, particularly when chipping and pitching. Although this can definitely help, it will not do so if your angle of attack is incorrect. As is my belief with 85...

Chipping from a Tight Lie

Chipping From a Tight Lie: Improve Your Setup

There are a couple of key fundamentals you can focus on at home which should help you hit this shot with more confidence and consistency when it comes to chipping from a tight lie. This can be a terrifying scenario for many golfers and very hard to...