How To Chip a Golf Ball

By Jim D / March 12, 2017

How To Chip a Golf Ball

In this tip I show you how to chip a golf ball. This is essential if you want to be able to choose the correct club for the shot at hand.

With this very specific chipping ratio you will be able to instantly choose the right club for the right situtation. This is very important because it elminates all the guess-work.

If you are not guessing on what club to hit you can stick to the task at hand which is hitting your chip shot.

How to chip a golf ball is not tough. It’s just learning the proper chipping technique then coupling it with the raios you will learn in this tip. Once you understand these 2 things and practice a little you will have a chipping game you can count on to make up for your mistakes.

As you watch this tip you may want to have a pen a paper handy so you can write down the ratio. People have often found writing it down and putting it in their golf bag handy so they don’t forget once they get tot he course.

About the author

Jim D

I live and breathe golf. My dad had me on the course at age 5 and I've been playing almost 50 years now. With the help of new golf technology (launch monitors, simulators, swing analysis, range finder, etc.) I've lowered my handicap to a 7.8 index. I'll share all my favorite golf technology with you here, so you can keep improving too!

20 comments
Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

It’s Bear’s Best Las Vegas. Great course.

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Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

Chipping the ball is pretty simple if you know what to do. Just remember the chipping ratios and you will become a great chipper in no time.

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Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

For short putts just have the ball about 3 feet away. Take the club back and come through gently hitting the pin with the putter head. When you do you will be accelerating through it. This stops you thinking of the hole and gets you thinking about the target.

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Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

Thank you very much. You can find out more information on schools at my main website. Paul Wilson Golf

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Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

I will post videos on pitching the future. Thanks.

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Ignition Golf Tips - April 11, 2012

A lot of people don’t know the correct chipping ratio. This allows you to determine what club to hit so it’s very important.

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maryaerg - May 28, 2012

This has been an eye opener for me! I am looking forward to practicing this and applying it. With all the lessons I have taken, I am perplexed as to why I have never been told this before! Thank you!!

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Jeffrey Cunningham - July 7, 2012

What if the front of the green is ten paces away but the flag is 5? How do I calculate the ratio? Nice video, thank you!

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Mohd Khairul - July 14, 2012

I don’t really like golf,but i kinda like this video

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yourbangness - July 28, 2012

wow thank you!!

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Forsaken747 - July 30, 2012

Question, what if you not 4 feet from the Green?

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kysotice - August 1, 2012

He takes the fun outta golf but he is still good

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thedragonkiller8432 - August 2, 2012

bunny rabbit at 1:33

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motoxsteve1969 - August 7, 2012

best golf instruction on you tube. thanks for the instruction and great tips. i have learned so much from you. any time im having trouble on the course i check out your videos and they put me on the right track. youre the man Paul!!

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

Glad you liked it. You would be pitching from this situation. I will upload a tip on it in the future.

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

Thanks. Golf is not too fun when you first start but as you become a little consistent you start to like it. Stick with it.

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

Glad you liked it. Thanks.

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

You measure the distance from the green. Then you look how far on the green the pin is then you calculate what club you need to hit.

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

Thanks. Golf is even more fun when you know what to do.

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Ignition Golf Tips - August 7, 2012

Thank you very much. I just want to explain it in a way that everyone gets it. Then everyone can get better.

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