Another Way To Stop Scooping Chip Shots

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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+

6 Responses to “Another Way To Stop Scooping Chip Shots”

  1. June 16, 2012


    Hi Paul
    I am relatively new to your web site and just finished your book. Your teaching philosophy and easy to understand tips are just what the doctor ordered. My golf game has improved in just a few weeks.

    The one big question that i still have is how can i best drill in the finish positiin for a full shot. I am talking about being completely up on my right toe. I tend to finish with some bend (weight) on my back foot no matter what i do. I can get completely up on my left foot on every practice swing but as soon as the ball gets into the way some weight remains on the rear foot. I remember some old videos of my golf swing showing my left hip sliding left on my dowmswing and my head flopping back to the right (to center my balance, i suspect.
    Any ideas to help getting that final transfer of weight to my lead leg?

  2. Why don’t you wear a glove? I wear a fingerless glove. How do you keep form slipping in hot weather?

    • Norman,

      When I worked on the swing I was going through a glove per week. They were $16 and I could not afford them. Synthetic gloves back then weren’t very good so I just stopped wearing them. I use Tour Wrap grips which are very tacky. Just wipe them or your hands off and they never slip.

  3. April 23, 2023


    Hi Paul,
    I’m usually pretty good at not scooping the ball, but what gets me sometimes is hitting the ground before the ball. Then my follow through stops and the ball doesn’t make it to the green or just dribbles on. Maybe i’m trying to hit it too softly, I don’t know.

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      April 24, 2023

      Paul Wilson

      Hitting behind the ball is too much weight on the back foot at contact. If you scoop you would be releasing early so you would hit the ground behind the ball with too much weight on the back foot at impact.

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      April 24, 2023

      Paul Wilson

      Remember, that when you chip there is not weight shift. Load left 70% and keep it there as you do your stroke. Then you never hit the ground.

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