Chipping is an easy technique to pick up because in many ways it is a lot like putting (See our putting post). If you can putt, you can chip – simple.
It’s the very same motion; you rock your shoulders, move your chest, keep your hands soft on the grip or handle and aim the ball into the hole.
Another useful tip is trying to keep your chip low, so that is has more ground than air time.
Ideal scenario: If you’re close to the green, but the grass is too long to use a putter, this is when you would chip it.