Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Straight back for good chipping

Here’s a little tip that may help to improve your chipping. One of the more consistent problems that can affect golfers chipping methods is they have the club lie too flat at address and the swing back too much around or inside the target line to early. (Fig 1)


Stand to the ball with the club nice and upright, this may mean gripping down the club slightly to help get the club under you a bit more. The feeling in the backswing is that you swing back in a straight line with the target line (fig 2). The club will definitely come inside this line at some point so it is only a perception or feel that we swing back straight. This helps to keep the chipping swing on plane and promotes a better contact


About Paul Thompson:

Advanced PGA Professional Paul Thompson is the resident professional at Powerscourt Golf Club in Wicklow since 1995. In addition to providing coaching on-site he also is a coach with The Golfing Union of Ireland. Appointments with Paul can be booked via Powerscourt Golf Club Reception: Tel (01) 204 6033 or the Golf Shop Tel (01) 204 6031. Read more about lessons from Paul Thompson by visiting the Powerscourt Golf Club Website.

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