How to chip with a fairway wood/hybrid from…

around the green. Either from a bad lie, the fringe or the rough, this can be a very valuable shot.

The problem is most golfers try to do this shot with a horrible setup and technique. The video below shows how most golfers will setup like it is a full shot from the fairway and just flick their hands at it.

You need to get very close to the ball so your hands are a little cramped and push away from your body. That gets the heel off the ground and gives less surface area to snag on the ground. Then you just make a putting stroke.

The video shows both the common wrong way and the correct way to do it. You don’t have to do it exactly how I explain and show. get comfortable, but make sure the general fundamentals of the shot are in place.

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  1. Brett Picotte

    That’s perfect. I was working on this when I played on Tuesday. I was amazed at how close I was getting the ball to the hole. If it wasn’t close, it was usually the right speed with a bad read.

    Thanks for the video.

    Have you started doing the Monday qualifiers? I’m stil hoping you’ll come to Springfield, MO.

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  2. Christian

    I just tried this and like it. I think it is going to save me some strokes – I have been losing some on shots just off the fring lately (either trying to putt it or chip it).

    BTW, I am still having good success with the “floating chip” you posted a while back. After you pointed it out, I have noticed other good players doing it. I think I was definitely victim to the anti-decel hype and usually ended up stubbing the wedge or drilling it way long. It had never occurred to me to make a longer, more relaxed stroke. It has done wonders for my distance control. Keep these short game tips coming!

    Thanks,
    Christian

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