How To Develop A Consistent Chipping Stroke

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Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

17 Responses to “How To Develop A Consistent Chipping Stroke”

  1. Hi Paul,

    I know you gave me a personal lesson on chipping but after watching exactly what you do in the video several times i now can chip pretty good. It works!!! Thanks for all your help aand i enjoy your new program and have promoted it with several players.

    Darrel

    • Darrel, that’s great news. This is a very important part of the game. FYI – we still tell everyone about you. An 81 year old who hits it 250 yards. You are a great example out there for those who think they cannot do it. All the best.

      • Mr Darrell STUTESMAN performance in driving is a good example for me to follow :I’m also over 80 ,but don’t hit it that long (220 yards ),though I put my body daily through the paces to achieve maximum fitness and train the “fast twitch muscle fibers “the proper way through plyometric and isometric drills .
        So the well known motto “WE TRY HARDER “applies to me also !
        Happily ,my short game is very good ,chipping in particular ,thanks to PAUL WILSON ,and that saves the day .. and the score

  2. November 10, 2012

    RedaKabbany

    Paul,
    I have left Revolution golf because of your absence and the continuous barrage of instructions of which many are contradictory and at times not easy to understand, and I did let them know the reason for the move to your site.

    Thanks for the great chipping consistency tip.

    I do follow your instructions faithfully and literary.
    To be clear , this is the only shot off the green that you advocate using the arms actively while the shoulders and the body are passive! So the whole move is accomplished by the arms. Or are the arms passive and the shoulders take the club…left….. right…. and past?
    Thanks

    • Paul Wilson

      November 11, 2012

      Paul Wilson

      Reda,

      Thank you for the comment. I truly appreciate the support.

      You may feel the arms in this shot as you may in putting. This does not mean they are tight and locked up. The are still relaxed. You can also do this with your shoulders. I just did a few chipping stokes. I feel the shoulders take it back and I feel a little hands in the downstroke like I would in putting because I feel this right hand when putting. My hands and arms are not moving independently from my body.

  3. February 7, 2013

    SimonWebster

    Hello Paul. Thanks for the chipping tips. I have three questions:
    1. I am a bit confused about the idea of going back as far as the back leg. Surely that would change with different length chips. Does the length of the backswing differ depending on how far you are from the green?
    2. With longer chips, do you also bring your body into play, and turn the lower body?
    2. Are you using a forward press before playing your chip shots?
    Thanks
    Simon

  4. March 20, 2014

    DeborahAhrns

    Paul love this lesson and I wish it was able to download to my IPad as a saved file so I could just show the golf team members…..over and over and over again. I have all of your program but this one is so nice to get the point across. I see people have asked about longer chips….obviously they have not seen your short game DVD or the book. You do not change the stroke ….change the tool! My golfers do know how to and get that. As a matter of fact in a practice tube I put three different colors of balls white short chips yellow mid length and blue long. So as they are chipping they have to change clubs when that color of ball comes up and the goal is to have all while ones together yellow and so on. It is very easy as the coach to look and see the success . Thank you and someday I will save enough to come for lessons. I retired in January from 35 years of teaching so I have the time. Make a good day. Debbie Coach Ahrns

  5. Hi Paul;
    When you set up for the shots, are you a little open to the target or square? Thanks.

  6. Another excellent lesson and video ,Paul,complementing the other excellent videos you’ve done on chipping ;I would just like to add a suggestion which works fine for me (Maybe not for other players !) :when I train ,I put a small coin 4 inches in front of the ball,targetwise ,and I look at it during the chip swing (Also for the Full swing).I never look at the ball ,thinking all the time to direct my hands towards the coin.Thanks to this drill ,I never ,never ,skull , thin or top the ball.
    I do the same when drill putting .
    Chipping and putting ,together with short pitching, are the best parts of my game ,and “save”my scores !

    • Paul Wilson

      August 24, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Raymond,

      This would be fine for chipping. I can see this helping the averages golfers full swing. Most average golfers need to say behind it more in their real swing to get their path attacking from the inside.

  7. August 23, 2014

    JoseCarceller

    Paul, thanks for the great tips. In this tip you present a shot that is close to the green with probably a 1:1 ratio. For chips that are farther away from the green but have the same ratio, do you widen your stance?

    • Paul Wilson

      August 24, 2014

      Paul Wilson

      Jose,

      You could do that. I don’t like the change the swing/stroke. I would just accelerate faster.

  8. Hi Paul

    Once more, a great lesson. I have been waiting for this start of your short game series of tip, which I hope this is. Here is a thought, and, having been following you, I am sure you thought about this too. If not, perhaps a little contribution.

    I am ready to invest some serious time in my short game, because that is the only way I’ll come close or under 80. It would be great if this tip were the first in a planned series, where I practice on this one and then “graduate” to the next tip that you would release. I feel that a series like that, focusing on the short game with a plan that you would conceive, would be great for your followers.

    Alternatively, I would love for you to use your videos and tell me what is the sequence that I should follow.

    I still don’t give up hope to meet you in person when I am in the US.

    Best,
    Davidw

  9. August 23, 2014

    RandyGorman

    If you are 10 yards out from the green and the pin is 10 yards in, or 20/20. it is still a 1 to 1 ratio. I assume the set up and club remains the same, but you need to hit it a bit harder to carry the extra distance to one yard on the green vs the video distance of 2-3 yards.

    To carry the extra distance, do you bring the club back further, and still keep the same finish, or take the club back the same distance as the video and just use a bit more swing speed. I suspect chipping from different distances with the same ratio is a “feel” that one needs to practice, but would appreciate your thoughts about a longer distance chip

    Thanks

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