Most people who are around the world of golf have heard the terms of pitching, chipping and putting which all improve your overall game but not often do you find many golfers who take chipping in their game as an advantage as well as, an important part to a lower score.
Most golfers are open to any and all suggestions that will improve their shots and their game as well and with chipping you can master your performance, say the Grupo Mayan golf professionals, because there is a series of techniques with the chip shot that will make a shot on the green successful if you have good follow-through.
Choosing the best club for a chip shot is a very fundamental part of the technique, according to the Golf professionals within the Grupo Mayan Resorts, because getting conditioned to just sticking to one club will hinder your chances at improving. In order to choose the right club, you have to consider the type of green you are on and its slope.
Typically, most golfers like to use a 7 or 8 iron to perform a chip shot, but what some fail to remember, is depending on the green, a 5 iron can prove to be better for the shot with a better result.
Once you have cleared your mind and have it set on a specific mark, it is time to put your shot into action and this is where taking the green and slope come into play. You have to adjust the power behind your shot according to the green, say the Grupo Mayan experts, in order to deliver the ball to where you pictured it would be.
Another thing to concentrate on would be your fly and roll which is where a golfer wants to control the fly aim to where the ball flies as short of a distance as possible but maintain a good roll on the ball. For example, if you were to choose to do a chip shot with a 10 iron, which is also called a pitching wedge, the ball will fly half of the distance and then roll the rest of the way. Choosing an iron for uphill versus downhill shots is also important for your chip shot, say the Grupo Mayan experts. If you are facing an uphill shot the best iron would be best accomplished with a 4 iron, while a downhill shot requires less speed so an 8 iron would be best for this shot.
You will also find that your positioning is a factor in a chip shit because where your weight is placed in conjunction with your lead foot. When you are in this position, say the Grupo Mayan experts, your ball should be in the middle of your feet with your hands slightly aligned to be in front of the ball. Keeping your wrist strong and in place so that there is not a breakdown in motion as you swing for the ball is important. In your mind, if you mimic the sway of a pendulum, this would be the best way to follow through on a chip shot.