A chip shot, necessary when you're only a few yards from the putting green, is usually played with a low-lofted club in order to get the ball rolling on the green as quickly as possible.
Things You'll Need
- Golf Shirts
- Golf Lessons
- Golf Bags
- Golf Balls
- Golf Club Cleaners
- Golf Club Grips
- Golf Clubs
- Golf Gloves
- Golf Hats
- Golf Practice Equipment
- Golf Shoes
Select a club with low loft (usually anything from a 4-iron to a 7-iron), which will allow for the ball to just carry onto the putting surface.
Select a target on the green to aim for and estimate where you want the ball to stop.
Grasp the club by the steel shaft close to the end of the grip.
Flex your knees to get down to the golf ball.
Keep the golf ball close to your feet.
Shift most of your weight to your left side (your right side if you are left-handed).
Loosen your elbows.
Use a putting stroke to swing the club an equal distance back and then through the ball.
Tips & Warnings
- Keep your hands ahead of, or even with, the club head on the follow-through.
- Grip the club firmly so that the rough doesn't twist the club on the swing.
- Get the ball rolling on the green as soon as possible; this will make it easier to control the shot.
- In deep rough, angle the club so the toe is the only part touching the ground.
- In windy or downhill conditions, or on fast greens, always chip the ball instead of pitching it.
- Repair all divots taken.
- Be careful not to hit the ball too hard; otherwise it might roll off the other side of the green.