Golf Tip – Chipping onto the Green

Weight Distribution During the Chipping Motion, by PGA Teaching Professional, Shaun Barnes at Haggin Oaks Golf Complex

Watch PGA Professional at Haggin Oaks, Shaun Barnes golf tip on chipping.

A common fault Shaun often sees in golfers that they fall back on the trail leg which causes those chunky shots that don’t go anywhere. Or he sees the club rises up and hits the ball screaming across the green. This golf drill will help to teach you to eliminate both of those misses.

First get into your chipping set-up and take your trail leg and put it on your tip toe. What your going to feel right away is all your weight is going to be on your target side leg. Once you get into this position finding and once you find your balance start taking small slow practice swings. This will help you understand what the motion feels like for balance purposes as well as feeling the weight on your target side leg. After a few practice swings you can start hitting some chip shots in the same position with your trail leg on it’s tip toe. You might have the tendency to fall back, but over time you will get the balance down and stay on your target side leg eliminating those nasty chunky shots.

Shaun’s passion is coaching golf. His philosophy is that no matter what level of golfer, “having fun” should be the #1 priority while learning and playing. “By getting the student to be more aware of what they are doing and why they are doing it, they can become their own golf coach.” A strong base of fundamentals (grip, posture, aim and alignment) is the process which can, and will, lead to desirable outcomes.

Tune in each week for a golf tip from one of the Haggin Oaks teaching professional. Call 916-808-2531 to schedule a lesson with Shaun Barnes.

Haggin Oaks is nationally recognized for its teaching facility. Located in the heart of Sacramento at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA, call the Haggin Oaks Golf Concierge at 916-808-2531 to book a lesson with one of our qualified instructors today.

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