Improving your chipping technique with a turn-through motion can help you achieve better contact, control, and consistency around the greens. Here's how you can incorporate this technique into your chipping:

  1. Proper Setup: Begin by setting up with a narrow stance, feet close together, and the ball positioned slightly back in your stance, toward your trailing foot. Your weight should favor your front foot, promoting a descending strike on the ball.
  2. Light Grip Pressure: Maintain a light grip pressure on the club to promote feel and touch. This allows for better control of the clubhead throughout the swing.
  3. Limited Wrist Hinge: Minimize wrist movement during the swing. Keep your wrists firm and avoid excessive wrist hinge on both the backswing and downswing. This promotes a more stable and consistent clubhead position during the chipping motion.
  4. Body Turn: Initiate the chipping motion by turning your body, particularly your torso and shoulders. Use your upper body rotation to swing the club back and through. The turning motion should be controlled and smooth, allowing your body to lead the clubhead.
  5. Maintain a Connected Swing: Keep your arms connected to your body throughout the chipping motion. This ensures that the clubhead stays in sync with your body rotation, promoting better club control and minimizing excessive arm movement.
  6. Lead with the Body on the Downswing: As you transition from the backswing to the downswing, focus on leading the downswing with your lower body and hips. This helps create a smooth and natural sequence, where your body rotation initiates the downward strike on the ball.
  7. Rotate Through Impact: Maintain your body rotation through impact and into the follow-through. Avoid a “stabbing” motion with your hands and wrists. Instead, allow your body rotation to guide the club through the ball, creating a consistent and controlled strike.
  8. Follow-Through with Balanced Finish: Complete the chipping motion with a balanced and controlled finish. Your weight should be predominantly on your front foot, and your body should be facing the target. This balanced follow-through helps ensure proper contact and control.
  9. Practice with Variation: Spend time practicing chipping with a turn-through motion from different lies and distances around the green. Experiment with different clubs and focus on developing a consistent feel for the technique. Gradually increase the difficulty of the shots as you become more comfortable.
  10. Develop Feel and Touch: Chipping is a finesse shot that requires touch and feel. Practice distance control by varying the length of your backswing rather than using excessive force. Focus on developing a soft and delicate touch to improve your ability to judge distances accurately.

Remember to practice regularly and incorporate this technique into your short game practice sessions. With time and repetition, you'll be able to improve your chipping by incorporating the turn-through motion, leading to better control and greater confidence around the greens.