#147 Web TV: How To Set Up For Your Chip Shot
How To Set Up For Your Chip Shot
Which is the best way to set up for a chip shot?
What do you think would be a nice easy way to do it?
Today I’m going to show you a nice simple way to make sure that you’ve got your set-up right. If you don’t have your set-up right, you are not going to play the ball the way you want to.
You will have seen, if you read many books and you look at many videos, different ways to actually set up for a chip shot. I’m going to show you a very simple way to do it so that you have a good foundation in place.
We need to make sure in golf and when we play golf that we have good foundations in place, because that will be the thing that makes your golf shots work. If the foundations are not there, I’m telling you, that it is not going to work.
When you set up, I’m going to give you some really simple things to be thinking about, when you do your set-up for a chip shot... I get lots of questions about how to set your feet up and all that sort of thing. There are lots of different ways to do that we are going to do this.
Put the width of the club head in between your feet, that’s how wide I want your feet to be. You can do chip shots with your feet together and that’s good as well because it keeps you nice and stable. But today we are going to have a little bit of space between our feet to enable ourselves to turn through the shot and making it much easier to do.
The most important thing when you set up make sure that your left arm, if you are a rightie like I am, is nice and straight in your set up, plus make sure the wrist is nice and straight. When we actually do the set-up itself we have the ball in the centre of the stance and I want you to think of the shot as a chip and run. Just chip the ball on and let it run up to the hole.
When you set up, push your hands forward so they are in line with the left leg. The thing I want you to have the most concentration on when you are watching this video is to watch what my left wrist is doing and what my arm is doing.
The set-up position in your chip shot needs to be right or it’s not going to work. I see people set up for a chip shot and the elbow is bent and also the wrist is bent, I do not recommend it, it is a massive breakdown, lifting the club up and the chip shot does not work. It is not working the way it should be worked!
What we are going to do is to make sure the left arm is nice and straight, left wrist is nice and straight and then push the hands a little bit forward, as you can see my left shoulder is higher than my right, and then just swing back and through in a nice little tic-toc, making the shot work. Very simple.
We want to make sure that the set-up is right it will give you the advantage of when you play the shot again you will be able to do the same thing again and repeat a very similar result with the ball.
Key Point: Make sure the left arm is nice and straight, back and through, and then you get the result.
Something really simple, something really effective, but most people don’t pay attention to actually making sure to get the action right. I want you to make sure you do!
Have an absolutely awesome day, take care, and remember; Tee it high and Let it fly.