Question: Why Do My Golf Chips Go Left?

Why am I shanking my pitch shots?

The inside-out shank: When the swing path is too inside-out, the hand line is moving out away from the body and nearer the golf ball.

Think of swinging out to right field — your hands have to move away from you to do it.

This path is a common cause of a shank.

Try moving the golf ball well forward in your stance..

What club should I use for chipping?

wedgeFor a basic chip, use a 52- to 56-degree wedge. Play the ball center, and get your weight forward so your left shoulder is over your left foot. Your trunk is the heaviest part of your body, so that’s what you should move forward, not the hips (above right).

Why am I shanking my short chip shots?

If you are shanking when you are playing a chip shot it may mean that you are: Standing too close to the ball. Leaning too much onto your toes. Swinging too far inside out.

Why do good golfers shank?

Because the ball darts right, most golfers think an open clubface causes the shank. But shanks usually come from an excessively closed face. The player swings out to in with the face closing hard — both actions push the hosel closer to the ball (top).

Which wedge is best for chipping?

sand wedgeThe sand wedge is the wedge that is the best for chipping. With a sand wedge, you can fly the ball reasonably close to the pin, and expect it only to roll a few feet. Sand wedges are great out of the bunker, and they provide a ton of spin even on shots out of the rough.

Where does the ball go when chipping?

Position the ball forward in your stance for a more lofted shot that will have increased backspin. The ball will come out higher and with less roll. This is a great choice when chipping downhill or if there is something that you need to carry over before reaching the green.

Do you hit down on a chip shot?

Scooping your chip shots is never going to be a successful way to play shots around the green. You need to hit down on almost all of your chip shots (depending on the lie), and good fundamentals is the best way to make that happen.

What is the rule of 12 in golf chipping?

While you are at the practice green, use the rule of 12 to check the green. If you are running past on all your chips, you know the green is fast. It’s slow if everything is stopping short. One thing to remember with this drill is the putting style stroke is important here.

Why do I chip better with one hand?

One-handed chipping is a drill many of our GOLF Top 100 Teachers will suggest for their students, especially if they hit chunks. In addition to helping you make a more tension-free chipping motion, one-handed chipping can help improve your actual technique, too.

What causes the chipping yips?

Generally, the chipping yips start as a mechanical issue, leading to chunks and skulls, or just poor chip shots overall. Eventually, these poor shots erode confidence, and your brain starts tell your body you can’t handle the shot at hand.

Should you use wrists when chipping?

When chipping you should hinge your wrists as you take the club back. Then as you drive the club through the ball, rotate your body, holding that angle in the wrists. This is called the ‘hinge and hold’ chipping technique.

Is there a cure for the yips?

Many golfers have given the game up because of it. The good news is that there’s a cure. It’s quick and reliable, typically taking only one session with 90% golfers.

Should I chip with a pitching wedge?

The pitching wedge is also a great club for bump and run chipping because the low amount of loft allows the ball to fly lower and roll further once it lands on the green.