Should My Hands Lead the Club When Chipping? (Video)
Should My Hands Lead the Club When Chipping? (Video)

So the question is should my hands lead the club when I’m chipping? Yes, so let me explain it a bit more detailed. When you’re chipping, it’s very, very important that the hands are always in front of the actual club face. So as you can see here, my hands are in front and the importance of having the hands in front when you’re playing a chipping run is most of all is that the contact will be crisp, it will be ball turf. If my hands were leveled with the club or behind, as a lot of golfers tend to do, then the recipe is to come in and actually catch the ground behind the ball fluffing it, topping it, fining it, flicking, scooping it, and God knows how many other things, so the hands leading are very, very important.

So to set yourself up into this correct position, put the club behind the ball, position the ball just slightly ahead the center of your stands, put the club down and put the grip slightly forward with your hands on, the key now is to try and keep your arms straight so they are swinging, we don’t want you to set-up and now go with your wrist, we don’t want any wrist activity. So, remember if you take anything away from this tip, no wrist action, everything is from your shoulders and your arms are straight. Now set ourselves up we’ve got our positions and let’s keep that club low to the ground, let’s keep that club almost just brushing the actual that’s grass okay? Keep your hands forward towards your left leg and from here keep it down low and through and a lot of the club yet again is just doing that job, you haven’t done it, you’ve not tried to lift it up, your club has done the job for you, all you have to decide is which club you’re going to choose to play in these chips that’s probably the 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron they are the favorite clubs most probably 7 iron is the most popular club. But what we’ve just shown you there is a very simple way of getting the best out of your chipping. So, just go out and put a little bit of time into this in the practice area and bring those rewards home.
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So the question is should my hands lead the club when I’m chipping? Yes, so let me explain it a bit more detailed. When you’re chipping, it’s very, very important that the hands are always in front of the actual club face. So as you can see here, my hands are in front and the importance of having the hands in front when you’re playing a chipping run is most of all is that the contact will be crisp, it will be ball turf. If my hands were leveled with the club or behind, as a lot of golfers tend to do, then the recipe is to come in and actually catch the ground behind the ball fluffing it, topping it, fining it, flicking, scooping it, and God knows how many other things, so the hands leading are very, very important.

So to set yourself up into this correct position, put the club behind the ball, position the ball just slightly ahead the center of your stands, put the club down and put the grip slightly forward with your hands on, the key now is to try and keep your arms straight so they are swinging, we don’t want you to set-up and now go with your wrist, we don’t want any wrist activity. So, remember if you take anything away from this tip, no wrist action, everything is from your shoulders and your arms are straight.

Now set ourselves up we’ve got our positions and let’s keep that club low to the ground, let’s keep that club almost just brushing the actual that’s grass okay? Keep your hands forward towards your left leg and from here keep it down low and through and a lot of the club yet again is just doing that job, you haven’t done it, you’ve not tried to lift it up, your club has done the job for you, all you have to decide is which club you’re going to choose to play in these chips that’s probably the 7 iron, 8 iron, 9 iron they are the favorite clubs most probably 7 iron is the most popular club. But what we’ve just shown you there is a very simple way of getting the best out of your chipping. So, just go out and put a little bit of time into this in the practice area and bring those rewards home.