The Art of Chipping


It’s nearly a perfect day. You’re having a great round. You’re lying two, which is regulation on this demanding par four, and just off the 17th green. You’re about to shoot your lowest round to date. So what happens next?

Well, if you’re like a lot of amateurs, you either chip it 16 feet past the cup and off the other side of the green or you stick the club in the ground and the ball barely misses hitting your toe.

A day filled with smiles and satisfaction just turned into a ride home where you can’t stop mumbling to yourself about your terrible short game. How can this be prevented? More large buckets where you hit nothing but your driver? Nope. Read on.

The chip shot is one of the trickiest shots in all of golf. But if you’re serious about lowering your handicap, you’ve got to learn to master it. Golf pro Troy Vayanos has a practice routine for perfecting this delicate shot that’ll be sure to get you closer to the cup. (Source:

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