In golf each and every shot is equally important whether you are driving, chipping or putting. If any one of these goes wrong then it can affect your score badly. I have seen as a general trend among the golfers that they spend more time to improve their driving skills. Because of that they posses good solid driving skills yet they have not been able to perform well in the game. Some of them remain confused where their efforts are lacking?
Well, the answer of the question can be a problem in your golf chipping game.
If you are one of them then you need to take your short game very seriously. Golf chipping game is totally different from driving. In driving you need to get the maximum distance but in chipping the main factor remains accuracy. Usually an amateur golfer hits the chip shot either fat or thin. They can not able to make out how much air and how much rolling is required to get a perfect chip shot.
There are some of the factors that must be taken into account before going for a chip shot. These are as follows:
- The Lie – The lie is the position of the golf ball after the tee shot. The good lies are the areas like fairway and the green while bad lies include the areas like bunkers, pine straw and the rough. The uphill and downhill lies are considered as tough lies.
- The Club Selection – The selection of club is very important in the chip shot. If you require more distance in your shot then you can opt to choose long iron clubs like 3 to 1 iron. Mid iron clubs like 5 to 7 are available for lesser distance. If you want more loft and accuracy in your shot then choose the short irons like 8 and 9 irons. Sand and pitching wedges also comes under the category of short irons.
Well, generally it is the combination of both of these factors that contribute to a good chip shot. The key area of concentration of chipping game is accuracy which comes when you will be able to roll the ball as much as possible.
You also need to prepare yourself for uphill and downhill lies. The point of concern in these lies is the controlling of body weight during the swing. The point to remember here is uphill lie add loft while the downhill lie reduce the loft of the club. In order to improve your golf chipping game start practicing your short game with the variety of golf clubs.