Master the Golf Chipping Stroke

Learn the pro secret to consistent chipping - never blade or chunk a chip shot again! Few things in golf are more frustrating than being just a few feet off the green and 15 feet from the hole to then blade a chip shot across the other side - or worse, lay the sod over it. In this video, we show you how the pros hit their chip shots so cleanly off even the tightest lies so that you can have confidence around the greens.


Chipping Golf

I've seen a lot of things in my days on the golf course, but few things I've seen make people more angry than chunking or blading a golf chip shot. I get it. You're SO CLOSE to the hole, you may have just hit two awesome shots to get to where you are and then "clink" - there it guys screaming across the green.

I've got great news though! If you follow my golf chipping tips I give you and drill this new move in, you'll never struggle with either of those dreadful misses again around the greens. The secret lies in the mechanics of what's happening when you chunk or blade a golf chip shot. Let's discuss each of them.

The Bladed Chip Shots

This one can get you in trouble real quick. You can go from five feet off the green looking at a birdie to 20 feet over the green in a bunker looking at a double bogey in a heart beat. But, you can beat this shot by understanding what causes it.

In most cases, not all, but most, the cause is from active wrists. And, yep, you guessed it, from an overly active right wrist. That's because as the right wrist re-hinges it causes the golf club to start working back up off the ground rather than staying low and continuing to work slightly down. This causes you to hit the ball near the equater and send it soaring.

The drill I give you in this video fixes this problem.

The Chunked Chip Shot

This one is more embarrassing than harmful to your score, but it costs a stroke nonetheless and doesn't get us much closer to the hole. This one is most often caused by pushing too hard with the right arm and hand. This forces the club to work down too steeply requiring that you catch the ball just perfectly.

Golfers who are too right hand dominant start moving the golf ball further and further back in their setup to ensure clean contact, but this starts severely delofting the golf club, making it very difficult to hit shorter, delicate chip shots.

The trick is be able to keep the golf ball further up in your chipping stance so you can get the true loft back on the golf club at impact while still hitting it cleanly.

The fix is the drill in this golf instruction video. If you start practicing the way I demonstrate here, you'll find that you can chip a ball off any lie, from a spongy one to a cart path and never worry about hitting a bad shot again. Heck, instead of being afraid of the chip shot this tip will have you looking at them as scoring opportunities, so give it a try!

Today we're going to talk about golf chipping and more importantly how the RST fundamentals of pushing versus pulling apply to the short game and specifically the basic golf chipping stroke. When I'm talking about the basic golf chipping stroke, we're talking about hitting like a little bump and run. In this case it's a 7 iron, I'm going to say we have not a lot of distance to carry. We want the ball to land close or on the green and release and roll quite a way.

Even if you're landing it short of the green, and letting it roll up because you're on a firm fairway or a tight fairway lie, this is a great golf chip shot to have in your arsenal because it's a low risk play. Meaning it's going to tend to release out and get to the hole, versus if you try to put a lot of spin on the ball and if you don't hit it just right, you may come up way short. You hit it too hard, you may go too far. This is more like a putt. In this case, you need to apply the same fundamentals that apply to every other part of rotary swing, and again that goes back to pushing versus pulling.

 Most golfers flip when they come into the short game area. This is what makes chipping golf really, really hard, because the loft is changing dynamically as you're striking the ball, which is going to completely change the strike on the ball, the quality of the strike, which is going to effect energy transfer, and the spin rate. It doesn't seem like spin rate would be a huge deal on such a short shot, but trust me, it makes a massive difference.

We want to make sure that this club face is staying at a constant loft angle all the way through the hitting area, versus doing this where we're adding a lot of loft. Think about this for a second. What would you be able to do with your body or your arms or your wrists or your hands that would effect the loft of the club? Well, of course by now hopefully you understand the RST fundamentals, that this right side tends to cause more problems than good. That's because this right wrist is angled back. These muscles are loaded, even on a short game shot. Then if you do what your brain wants to do, which is release them and use your dominant hand, you're flipping the club.

So how do we get rid of this in the golf chip shot? The exact same way you do in your real swing. Take your right hand off, and start practicing golf chipping with just your left arm and your body. Notice that my wrist stays nice and constant. I'm coming through the grass very shallow, because I don't have any angles to make the club continue to travel on a tangent path down. If I have my right wrist on there, I'd create this angle. It's very easy for me to stick the club in the ground. If you tend to chunk your chip shots, I guarantee you this is where it's coming from.

Golf Chipping Tips

 Take this right hand off, and start practicing using your body. I even use my knees and hips a little bit on these chip shots, because I want to be able to keep my hands soft. This gives me a little momentum and rotation to move the club, rather than having to use my hands. As long as I focus on using my body, keeping this wrist nice and quiet, then the chip shot becomes super, super easy. What you should be doing when you're practicing your chip shots is doing them left handed. Nice little bump and run, piece of cake.

 If I do it wrong, if I do it with my right hand, I hit behind that, hit the ball up in the air, ball bounces when it lands. It kind of goes offline in golf chipping. You need to focus on using the left side to pull the club through the hitting area. Then as you get comfortable, when you put your right hand back on it, the right hand's on there very light to help support and stabilize the left hand, not to hit at the ball.

Now, if I just go back and forth, perfect little bump and run golf chip shot. Focus on the fundamentals, apply the push versus pull technique to your chipping, just like you do in your full swing, and you'll never chunk or blade a golf chip shot again. 

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Dave
With the muscles used in the chip stroke, I started to use the right and left shoulder blades to execute the stroke, like Chuck talks about in the putting videos. Is this correct?
May 31, 2021
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Dave. You will use the lats, abs, and obliques. Very similar.
June 1, 2021
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Kevin
I was working on my bump and run / low chip with an 8 iron after I played today. I occasionally hit these fat. Curious about the path...is it more rotational (in-square-in) or hands in club outside and cut across it? Also, in regards to my shoulders I feel the right shoulder dil / increased axis tilt which causing my low point to drop behind the ball. How should the shoulders move with the path? The photo attached was a fat shot at the top of my backswing
August 8, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. You don't need to cut across the ball. Same rotational movement. The rotation of the face will help keep the strike shallow. You don't need big/massive release like a full swing. But, shoulders rotating as normal with adjusted setup and allowing for some face rotation.
August 9, 2020
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Kevin
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May 26, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. You could soften the hands and have the lead wrist a little more bowed. But, on a small chip the positioning looks ok. Hands staying slightly ahead of the club.
May 27, 2020
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Kevin
I was working on pitching and chipping this weekend - when I chip - get closer to the ball, choke down, shaft more upright I find it easier to hit it fat or off the toe (dead impact fee). I videoed myself and also notice I finish taller with my chest up and back / bowed. My main question is what should we look like at finish on a chip (not a pitch)? Should the clubhead be low down at the ground or coming up? Attached two pictures at setup and finish
May 26, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Kevin. You look to have preset a little too much weight on the lead side. So, the upper half is really ahead. Weight should be on lead, but not 100%.
May 27, 2020
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Calhoun
I really struggle as soon as I put right hand on club no matter how light the pressure. What I feel I need is a Dead Drill like set if videos for chipping. In the meantime is there a way to do some no club and no ball reps where body is pulling club back on take away and then pulling back to left on what would then would be like a very mini down swing and release. Or is the chip shot more of a just a pull back with right shoulder and pull through with left shoulder? Or is the best way to practice reps with a club in the left hand and just working on pulling the left arm through?
February 16, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Calhoun. I would practice pulling the trail shoulder back to move the lead arm and practice releasing the lead arm coming through. One armed practice is the best way to achieve the fix. Keep it simple and delete added variable. Think about it as a smaller version of the 5 Minutes to the Perfect Release, but with setup adjustments.
February 16, 2020
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Calhoun
Great advice. Thank you. I will now watch the 5 Minutes to Perfect Release then go out and practice this afternoon.
February 17, 2020
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Matthew
Hi Craig! Do we want any wrist set in the takeaway? Or should we keep the initial angle and shaft lean stable throughout?
February 11, 2020
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Matthew. You can allow for a little wrist set. But, you don't want a lot, or as much say like a pitch.
February 11, 2020
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Tram
Most of the time , the chipping stroke is good. But From time to time, the clubface is open at impact and i repeat the shot ,the ball goes to the right, like a shank. it seems everything is correct like set up, shoulder turn in backswing...can you you guess, what is the cause, and how to remedy this fault. thank you very much.
December 26, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tram. Sounds like tension. That you may be afraid to hit the ball too far, or start guiding the face into the strike. It is fine to allow for some face rotation. The strike will be much better off than steering it. Also, you could be adding shoulder spin and not even know it.
December 27, 2019
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Robert James
Just finished the boot camp and have mastered the release of the club in full shots. Chuck, I wanted to ask this question this morning, but didn't want to interrupt the great lesson and first time in my life that I understood the release the club. In all your short game lessons, spinning pitch shots and low penetrating wedge shots, you talk about releasing the club. I assume the mechanics using the post up for release are still the same for these shots without all the weight transfer of the normal shot for power?
September 28, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Robert. They will be the same, but some variations. The penetrating wedge shot will have a little more body release. Hands will be quieter through the shot. Also, for shorter shots you don't need a very aggressive post up since they aren't mainly for power.
September 29, 2019
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Manuel
Just for clarification purposes: Should there be a release of the hands through impact or should you maintain a square face through impact?
June 1, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Manuel. You aren't trying to have a big rotation like a stock swing. But, there will be some slight rotation of the face.
June 2, 2019
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Tim
I sometimes shank short chip shots, sometimes very short chips. I can't discern any weight shift to my toes or arms separating from my body or grip too tight so I'm not sure what causes them. Any help or drills, or checkpoints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
April 24, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tim. Have you checked head stability and hip drive? Typically, the body drives towards the ball and the trail hand pushes the heal towards the hosel. The above drill will help. Also, make sure you are setup properly How to Chip a Golf ball - Proper Setup Video. Get setup correctly and do some lead arm only swings. Let us know if that helps.
April 24, 2019
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Tim
Thanks Craig. I sometimes early extend in other parts of my game. Is hip drive a smaller version of that?
April 24, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tim. Exactly that. Pushing the trail hip towards the ball "EE." Will easily shank a chip.
April 24, 2019
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gordon
In this video tip Chuck encourages us to make practice swings with the left hand only, pull being better than push, since the pushing right wrist can cause flipping of the club. However in another video, „How to chip - spinning chip shots“ Chuck recommends that the practice swings should be made with the right hand to generate spin. I am sure there is no contradiction here, but could you please help clarify for me just how these two concepts can be reconciled. Any guidance regarding chipping technique is much appreciated! Thanks, Gordon.
March 4, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Gordon. The standard stock chip will be played with the lead hand controlled as described above. But, sometimes when you need a ton of spin the trail hand will help provide speed to get more spin on the ball. You will still get stock spin with the lead hand. But, more aggressive spin needs some trail hand influence. Just like you can see as well in the How to Hit Flop Shots.
March 4, 2019
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gordon
Hi Craig, thanks for your useful reply. I do have a couple of follow-up points with which I would appreciate your clarifications. In the video „How to chip - spinning chip shots“ what is meant by allowing the right wrist to „work flat“, - is it an exaggerated rotation movement closing/releasing the club face through impact? Wouldn‘t that actually decrease loft and reduce spin? Following the guidance in your reply above I have looked at the flop shot video and seen that there a weaker grip is recommended to limit excessive closure of the club face as the right hand provides some „zip“ at impact. Is that also the case when using Chuck‘s approach to chipping with spin? Finally, just to make sure that I have understood things correctly are the options to introducing spin when chipping 1) use a more lofted club 2) reduce the amount of delofting with a given club 3) hold the club face open through impact (creating cut- or side-spin) and 4) use the right hand to accelerate release of club face? Regards, Gordon.
March 6, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Gordon. Yes, if you overly turned down the wrist with release the club would start to close and actually de-loft. Think about it like your trail wrist is adding bow and losing hinge. More of the wrist losing angle so it can slide underneath. You can weaken the grip like the flop shot. But, for such a small shot it isn't a requirement. More lofted club, reduce the de-lofting, use a little more trail wrist, and depending on the severity you shouldn't have lots of cut spin. It is a very short stroke a shouldn't be cut across a lot.
March 6, 2019
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James
Whilst Chuck mentions about keeping the left (lead) wrist quiet through the shot, would not by the nature of the swing action back, the right wrist will bend (flex) back a bit as you swing back. I am not too bad a chipper and totally accept what Chuck says here and do find that the right wrist does flex back a bit but as my swing is controlled by the left (lead) side of my body and arm I can maintain the loft of the club I use. If I get it wrong it tends to be because I have not shifted through to the lead side properly. A very good video from Chuck.
March 4, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. Glad you liked the video. Ideally, you want to keep hinging back to a minimum. You may have a touch of movement due to staying soft with the wrist. But, you don't want excessive hinge.
March 4, 2019
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James
No it is only a slight flex as a result of, as you say soft wrist. Actually what I think is his later video https://rotaryswing.com/golf-instruction-videos/short-game/chipping/how-to-chip-in-golf-proper-setup, Chuck explains the chip a lot better, though I expect he is referring more to a spinning chip with backspin in the one posted here. This is not easy to accomplish on fast slick links greens. His later video is more in keeping with how I approach a low running chip shot, where I have plenty of green to work with. Also, I tend to to use either a 9 or 8 iron with the heel of the club head very slightly off the ground. In the video Chuck mentions of bending from the hips and it would be good if he could show a down line angle. This would then physical show his spine tilt and the distance of the grip from the body, which I have fairly close to me. In addition, I find if I let the lead leg post up as I go through, this helps me brush the ground better and keeps everything moving towards target. Another thing is I feel the pressure on the grip just with the last three fingers of the left hand and only have the right just lightly on the grip in a supporting roll. Hope I am on the right track.
March 4, 2019
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello James. It sounds like you are on the proper track. The only thing I would say is you don't need too aggressive of a post up since the shot isn't much for power.
March 4, 2019
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James
No it is not aggressive Craig; as I accelerate forward through the ball, I find letting my legs react to the change of direction dictated by my pelvis it helps me to get the club releasing through to target. Basically as I see it a chip is almost a mini version of the full swing but in a more gentle fashion.
March 5, 2019
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David
Hi Guys, how do i stop rushing the downswing of a chip, end up getting steep and chunking the shot. I just feel that i can't get through the shot and when i try putting in a bit of axis tilt i feel i am going to hit miles behind the ball. Thanks.
October 15, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. Do you get steep/chunky lead hand only?
October 15, 2018
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David
Yes, but not quite as much when the right hand is on.
October 15, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello David. Work lead arm/hand only and your bottoming out position. Then, plug in the free swing into the chipping move. Play the Best Golf of Your Life in 6 Weeks Video 2 of 6. Also, make sure you aren't Moving the Fulcrum Video.
October 15, 2018
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David
Craig thanks will do. BTW i put myself on the camera and saw my takeaway was way too inside so tried pulling with the right side more straight back and wow what a difference, i have been pushing back with the left arm too much.
October 15, 2018
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Craig
In the “How to Hit Proper Pitch Shots” video, Chuck says that he uses the term pitch and chip intermittently. Then goes on to say that you should cup the right wrist on the backswing so during the release the club doesn’t have to rotate as much to square up in such a short time. He also says that you need to do the opposite of the full swing and flip the club to get more spin on the ball. From what I gather, this simpler chip is for a punch and run type shot and the older video is for pitching where you want the ball to spin. However, watching the older video as is is contradictory to this video IMO. You may want to consider updating the old pitch video.
June 9, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Craig. Thanks for the constructive criticism. I see where your confusion could exist.
June 9, 2018
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tim
I put this shot into play yesterday. this season i changed my putting grip to left hand low. Is it ok if i use this same grip for this chip shot. Seemed to work well yesterday. I am right handed.
June 6, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Tim. We have players experiment with lead hand low chipping. More than welcome to work on that technique.
June 6, 2018
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Frank
When keeping loose grip I feel a little lag in the club. I assume lad introduces troublesome variables like flipping release. How do I reduce/avoid lag when chipping?
June 5, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Frank. Having the club lag behind is fine. If you are overly setting the wrist and creating a lot of angle it will tend to be too steep. The flip is typically caused by the push of the trail hand. A slight change shouldn't be a big issue.
June 5, 2018
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Wyatt
For many years I struggled with hitting chips fat until an older gent from our club advised me to turn the shoulders horizontally rather than dipping my left shoulder in the backswing. It certainly helped me but I'd be interested in your comment? I tried to incorporate that into my putting stroke but struggled with the short putts; I'd be interested in your comments on that as well. Thanks
February 21, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Wyatt. You are still rotating around a hinged forward spine, so you still will be rotating the shoulders on a slight incline. Sounds like the "level" feeling though helped you rotate more with your core versus shoulder tilting which is important. Same with your putting. They won't truly be level unless standing straight up and down. Take a look at this article to understand the rocking motion. https://www.rotaryswing.com/golf-lessons-blog/putting-tip-how-to-rock-your-shoulders-for-a-pure-putting-stroke/
February 21, 2018
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Robert James
any reason not to use left hand low in chip shots? Seems like it is a lot easier to use the shoulder blades for power and keep right hand out of picture and not have to worry about the club . I do use a little knee action for power, unlike my putting stroke. Otherwise, just like Chuck's lesson on the Nicolas technique for great putting.
February 18, 2018
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Bob. Some of our students have experimented with that. It is certainly a way you can go about using the lead side for chipping.
February 18, 2018
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David
For a standard chip do you swing back just using the obliques, or do you pull the shoulder blade in, or both?
July 30, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
Hi David, both would be perfect.
August 1, 2017
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David
Thanks for that, Chris. Should you also pull your shoulder blade down in some or all cases?
August 1, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
No problem and yes, that is the proper way to facilitate centered body rotation in all cases.
August 1, 2017
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David
Thanks Chris. That's interesting. I find that if I just pull the shoulder blade in (towards the spine) I don't get any right arm bend (at least on a short chip) whereas if I pull my should blade down as well as in then the right arm starts to bend earlier. I got the impression from one of Chuck's videos that there should be no right arm bend when chipping. Your thoughts?
August 1, 2017
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Chris (Certified RST Instructor)
The only reason why the arm would bend would be caused by either you pushing the lead arm across your center or make pull the lawn mower style to get the move started. Neither of which are ideal for chip shots.
August 2, 2017
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David
OK, thanks, it was as you suggested: I think something like the lawn mower pull was creeping in.
August 2, 2017
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Michael
I'm shanking my chip shots and only my chip shot. 5 to 30 yards. Can you suggest a video to fix it?
June 8, 2017
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Micah (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Mike, this is most commonly due to a closed face at impact with the ball too far back in the stance which will result in the angle of attack being really steep which results in those pesky hosel rockets. Check out the "How to Cure the Shanks in 3 Steps video". Transfer this knowledge to your chipping. Also the "sand wedge bounce" video will help you learn how to use the bounce of the club instead of the leading edge for more consistent chips.
June 9, 2017
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Terry
To summarize if I understand the mechanics correctly, the wrist (both) never break in the swing. Is that right? Essentially, both wrists stay as they are in the setup and the core rotation moves the club back and thru the ball?
June 8, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Terry. This is more of a summary about the physics of the chipping stroke vs. perfect mechanics. Yes, a little bit of body with wrist nice a quiet. Will tend to have a little bow.
June 8, 2017
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Hector
what about ball position, weight distribution, club position ?
May 10, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Hector. The drill above is more for dialing in the push vs pull aspect and getting lead side dominant. Not exact mechanics. Take a look at How to Chip in Golf for perfect technique.
May 10, 2017
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Pim
In this video you use a 7 iron and aproach more or less like a puttingstroke. Can this also be done with wedges? A puttingstroke stays at the ground So a shallow impact and not steep ?
April 20, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Pim. Yes, this can be done with a wedge. You want to shy away from too steep on a chip to keep the leading edge from digging to much leading to a chunk chip.
April 20, 2017
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Peter
What a difference between yesterday (dominant right hand causing nothing but problems) and today pulling with my left hand/arm!!! Instead of so-called chips screaming across the green, I was quickly able to get some touch and some major success. I holed 2 from 15 or so feet from of the green that had my playing partners wondering if somebody else had broken into the foursome. It's been a while since I had seen this video, I am very happy with my quick refresher.
April 14, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Peter. Thanks for the post. Love hearing the good news. Glad you started using that lead side while chipping!
April 15, 2017
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Diarmuid
So you still setup with your weight 60-70% on your left, but is it ok to move your weight during the stoke, i.e. A small weight shift for momentum
April 9, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Diarmuid. For a basic or stock chip the weight will stay on the lead side. The drill above is more for dialing in the push vs pull aspect and getting lead side dominant. Not exact mechanics. Take a look at How to Chip in Golf for perfect technique.
April 10, 2017
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Rob
In this video, it looks like you are not fully releasing the club after impact. Is that how I should approach this type of chip shot? Rob
April 4, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Rob. A chip shot will not have a lot of face rotation through. The above video is to help simplify the mechanics of a pulling stroke versus a pushing movement. Take a look at How to Chip in Golf for perfect technique.
April 5, 2017
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TOM
For the past 2 months I have fine tuned the "pull" with the lead arm. Built confidence to the point of complete trust. Chuck's pull concept is the absolute best teaching in the game!!
March 27, 2017
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Iain
Can you make a similar video for the pitch please! Many thanks Iain
March 27, 2017
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Tom
The stroke looks very simple and repeatable. How does it differ from/offer advantages over Mickelson's "hinge and hold"?
March 24, 2017
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Craig (Certified RST Instructor)
Hello Thomas. The video above isn't so much about the mechanics of a perfect chip. But, the physics behind push vs pull. Understanding a proper pendulum motion using the lead side versus trail that will allow for a solid strike and not a scoop. Mickelson's method is producing the same thing, but with more active wrist and trying to hold the wrist angle through keeping the lead ahead.
March 25, 2017
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michael
I agree totally with the left arm pulling, but you left out set-up to control your swing arc, "where the club bottoms out" by leaning/tilting your body left with majority of your weight on the left side to ensure contacting the ball first. Is that relevant?
March 23, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Setup is important but not the focus of this video. The focus here is helping people understand how to make a pendulum movement to avoid chunking and blading. Setting up on left side won't impact this.
March 24, 2017
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Gary
Do you have any advise for psychological issues with chipping. I've been doing it so bad for so long, when I have to stand over a chip from 20 yards and in to the green, I've already talked myself in to hitting a bad shot. I usually end up chipping with my right hand only (and have gotten pretty good at it!). Thanks for the video - I will try the drill and see where it gets me. I'm willing to try anything at this point considering this is where I lose most of my strokes.
March 23, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
YES - take the right hand OFF and hit some chips. Most all short game yips are due to overactive right hand.
March 24, 2017
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Alf
I struggle a lot with these shots. This seams to go completely in an other direction to what Phil Mickelson say in his "hinge and hold method" Alf
March 23, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Wouldn't be the first time we bucked conventional wisdom...
March 24, 2017
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Charles
This is consistent with Phil's technique "Hinge and Hold". You just need to hold the left hand/forearm through the impact for a right hand golfer. It will be wrong to hold the right hand as I used to do. 90% human are right handed, but the golf swing is left hand dominated, which is the No. 1 fundamental of RST.
March 24, 2017
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Curt
Thanks for your continuing great work. One critical area that I don't see addressed in RST is the "100 yards-in" approach. There are so many methods taught...reduced, in various ways, full swing...or setup on left leg and have very little rotation, etc. It would really help to have clarification and/or video(s) to cover this intensive scoring area.
March 23, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Check out the video on penetrating wedge shots
March 24, 2017
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Curt
Thanks...excellent, timely video. Are we trying to move the club back with the right shoulder rotation, or just bring club back and through with left arm?
March 23, 2017
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Charles
I do not feel the right shoulder rotation since it is a short stroke. Instead I focus on the left leg support to loose the left hand iduring the stroke. It is a mini impact and release for me. I practice a left hand only for a while, until I add the right hand. My left hand is in the control of a stroke.
March 23, 2017
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Chuck
Great video. Much needed for someone like me who is suffering through the yips! Would you recommend a cross handed grip for these shots?
March 23, 2017
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Chuck (Certified RST Instructor)
Not necessary, just get the left hand in control.
March 24, 2017
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john
Chuck, This is an excellent video. Clear explanation, concise, optimistic. Thank you! John
March 21, 2017

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