Vol 2 February 2008
Golf Tips
Scott Davenport
Scott Davenport

By Scott Davenport
PGA Professional at Quail Hollow Club

Solid contact is critical when chipping. Striking the ball solidly allows the player to control distance which is all-important on and around the greens. Achieving solid contact is the result of the club striking the ball on the downswing. This happens when the hands lead the club head through the downswing. I recommend a narrow stance, gripping down on the club slightly and the body leaning slightly over the left foot.

Allowing the wrists to hinge a little in the backswing will set up the club to swing down against the ball. The forward swing is created by turning the shoulders and hips towards the target. Learn to maintain a flat left wrist and bent right wrist throughout the downswing.