Chipping Golf Tips for Seniors
Chipping Golf Tips for Seniors
Week in week out I see senior golfers struggling with their chipping, so in this article chipping golf tips for seniors I have included a video and also some tips for the senior golfer to enable them to make a consistent strike on the ball when chipping just off of the green.
Watch this video first then follow on and read the rest of this article, you will then get a better understanding of what I am talking about.
What most senior golfers need to realise is that you do not need to try and sweep the ball off of the ground but more importantly try and strike down on the ball and most importantly follow through on the stroke, so many senior golfers just try and sweep the ball up and quit on the shot hoping that they won’t thin the shot or hit a fat shot.
In this video you will see that I make a major point of keeping your weight on the leading foot, so if you are a right handed player all of your weight should be on your left foot, I have used an example of placing a golf ball under my right foot during practice to make sure that you keep your weight on your left foot/leg throughout the stroke, this will ensure that you hit down on the shot.
Once you have mastered the idea of keeping your weight on your left foot/leg you will then need to concentrate on making sure you hit down and through the ball making a good contact. I would suggest practising this technique not aiming at a target but just hitting some shots to get the feel of the shot, once you have got the hang of this you can then concentrate on accuracy and pace of the ball once you have got the feel of the shot and technique. But with this you also need to keep your wrists locked like you would do with a putting stroke, so no breaking of the wrists.
Now that you have the feel of the shot you then need to start looking at what you think the ball is going to do when it hits the green, are you going to hit a low running shot with top spin (using say a pitching wedge) or a high shot (using a sand iron) which will hit the putting surface from a higher level and land softly and then slow down quicker towards the hole.
Imagine you are now just off of the green, you want to pitch and run the ball so you have chosen to hit a pitching wedge, you now need to land the pitch on the green where you feel that you want to land the ball, as in the video I imagine it’s like reading a putt, so I aim for the spot I feel that would be the distance to allow for the chip to roll out and also follow the line of my intended reading of the putt from the spot I have chosen.
So to recap on golf chipping tips for seniors:
• Keep your weight on your left foot/leg or leading foot/leg
• Hit down on the ball not try and sweep the ball off of the ground
• Do NOT break your wrists, use your same putting stroke as in the video
• Pick the club you want to use dependent on your lie and angle of attack
• Pick a spot on the green for you to aim at to get the ball rolling and towards the hole
I hope that this chipping golf tips for seniors has been of help to your game, but if you are in doubt just keep watching the video and pausing it until you fully understand the technique behind it.
Here is another video where I use a grip and swing training aid, this sort of aid will help you to get that follow through feeling when making the chipping stroke, it works for me and hopefully it will work for you.
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