Today I have for you some great short game advice from Jeff Richmond who is the Director of Instruction at ConsistentGolf.com.
Below you'll find a common question Jeff gets about chipping along with his simple advice.
"I greatly lack confidence when chipping and I either fat or thin my chip shots. The contact is not good at all. Can you give me something to help with this problem?"
The biggest reason I see golfers struggling with chipping is that they have way too many moving parts.
The action of chipping is very closely related to the action of putting.
So to help you improve your contact when chipping, I suggest you treat your chip shots as long putts. So set up to your chip shots largely the same as you would a putt. Use your putting grip when chipping and assume a very similar stance.
Then when playing the chip shot, simply take the club back and through similar to how you would if you were to putt.
By doing this you'll cut out a lot of extra movements, and this will make chipping much easier.
Now as far as club selection when doing this, I strongly suggest that you start practicing with a hybrid.
Because this will force you to do something different and learn to sweep the ball away. It's very hard to fat a hybrid when chipping with it, and this will eliminate one bad shot and give you increased confidence.
So play chip shots like a long putt and watch your results and confidence soar.
That tip was from Jeff Richmond and if you would like even more help with your short game to make it so it's like a professional, go here to find out more about Jeff's great step-by-step Short Game Improvement program.