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Chipping is about good contact

By Matt Daniel

Published 11:33 PDT, Fri April 13, 2018

The key to effective chipping is good contact.

If we can be confident we'll be able to do this, and then we will relax and actually enjoy this part of the game.

Setup: grip down on the club, hands toward lead side, stand closer to the ball than you think, ball position in middle of stance, weight 70 per cent to the lead side.

Motion: swing back with just enough power to swing through with acceleration, finish with club shaft in line with lead arm. This finish position will eliminate the classic (scooping) motion that is common in amateur players.

This should give you a head start going into golf season.

•Matt Daniel (playlikeagolfpro.com) is a PGA Tour Canada winner, with over 40 professional victories worldwide.

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