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Golf has been, and still is, one of the most enjoyable pastimes for hundreds of thousands of amateurs. What isn’t fun is racking up a high score because chipping hasn’t been going the way the player envisioned it in their head. For this reason, the following list of three ways to improve a player’s chipping has been created. They are, in no particular order, as follows:

Engage In A Proper Warm Up
Use The Triangle Drill
Stick To A Single Club
Engage In A Proper Warm Up

Warming up before playing is the easiest way to put lower numbers on the scorecard. The majority of time should be spent at a chipping green and putting green. To practice chipping, take a towel or other soft material and place it on the chipping green. Practice landing the ball on the towel from a variety of distances on a relatively consistent basis. Once this is accomplished, you’re ready to hit the course for a day of fun.

Use The Triangle Drill

The triangle drill focuses on using your upper body when chipping as opposed to relying on the motion of your arms and wrists. Adding too much finesse to chipping is a quick and easy way to hit it fat or send it sailing over the green. Instead, practice by placing the majority of your weight on your front foot and dropping your front shoulder so your shoulders and grip on the club make a triangle that is pointing down and forwards. Then, focus on coming through the ball using only your upper body in this position.

Stick To A Single Club

While many professional golfers may have three and four wedges depending on their particular area of expertise, the average golfer has no need to carry all of these extra clubs in their bag. Instead, stick to one club and learn every square inch of it. Make it an extension of your own arms and have it become one with your golf game. Most golfers don’t get hours upon hours a day to learn every aspect of every club. But, if golfers want to quickly lower their score, they’ll spend more time at the chipping and putting green than any other area of the course.

Put these practices into place in your golf game and you should see an improvement in your chipping instantly. Good luck!