Side Saddle Chipping Technique
Side saddle technique is a very simple chipping stroke. You are facing the the target and you are like tossing the golf ball with your hand. This chipping technique does not require power. The golden rule in the side saddle chipping is: Fly the ball as little as possible and roll the ball as much as possible. If you wish to lower your handicap, skip a few sessions on the driving range, and head for the green instead.
- Face your target
- Take a small back stroke and accelerate into your chipping shot.
- Think distance and speed of this chipping shot.
- Start practicing from about 6 feet of the green.
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It would be nice if you could toss the ball with your hand. Well this side saddle technique is almost like that. If you are able to toss the ball to the hole from there you will be able to do the same with the side saddle chipping golf club.
Give it a try and see how simple the face on chipping stroke is to master.
A “chip shot” in golf is a shot played from close to the green, usually within a few yards of the putting surface, that results in the ball popping briefly into the air, then hitting the ground and rolling forward toward the hole. The point is to get the ball up and over the bunker or a little bit of rough or fringe – that prevents you from just putting.