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Uphill Short Chip Shots

Posted June 18, 2015 in beginner intermediate advanced control feel tips

If you find yourself facing an uphill chip shot, keep your weight more towards your front foot to obtain crisp contact. Keep your shoulders on plane (parallel) with the hill. These two tips will help you hit this type of chip shot and avoid the common mistake of falling back on your back foot, causing you to get under the ball. When you fall back on the shot, the ball usually comes up short of the green and leaves you facing another chip shot for par.

Keeping your shoulders on plane with the hill means they will follow the same line as the hill. Therefore, when facing an uphill chip shot, your shoulders will be on that same slope.