4 Chipping Drills You Should Use To Play Golf Like A Pro
A tip to remember for good chipping includes keeping your hands in the lead of your club head. You need to create an angle as you come in to make contact. Action from your wrist and hand should be limited. It helps to keep your body and shaft leaning toward the area you will make impact. Once you understand what you need to make a good chip shot, you will have a better idea of which chipping drills to consider helping you practice and get results. Here are a few drill ideas to consider.
- Swing drills for full swing action. There are multiple types of swing drills to consider, but choosing one or two could be enough to help you improve. Look for drills that can help improve your backswing. You can practice with drills that work on partial and full swings, but are aimed to be completed with a half or full backswing. Such drills can help you understand how to position your body with the club and help you pay attention to how your swing allows you to make contact with the ball.
- Aim directly at your target. When doing this drill it helps to visualize what you want to happen when you hit the ball. You may do this on the course already when taking shots, but with this drill you can use different irons and change your target each time. Make it a game and score yourself when you hit the ball in range of your target. You should see a difference as you make changes in how well you can maintain aim of your target.
- Practice distance. Use 5 balls and chip them to different distances. They should be hit within club length. This drill may seem easy but it can be challenging since you are working to hit the ball to difference distances. This also is good practice for accuracy and control. Make changes to your approach as necessary.
- Use half wedges to hit the ball to different distances. Score yourself when you hit the ball and try to hit it better next time (at a better distance than before). This drill gives more perspective on how wedges can be used. This is good practice when you want to work on distance and how to establish solid contact with the club head of your iron.