When I play with my hacker golfer friends (who shoot beyond 100 on average), one of the things that I do them over and over again during the course of round is “chunking” their pitch shots/chip shots.
So, how do you “not” chunk pitch/chip shots?
It’s pretty simple, most of my hacker friend who are chunking are trying the help the golf ball instead of hitting down on it.
If you have this trouble many times on the golf course, here’s some simple tips that can help you hit them good everytime:
1. When you setup to the golf ball, make sure your weight is a bit on the left (perhaps 60% on the left and 40% on the right will do for right-handed golfers). This will eliminate any chances of you thinning or chunking.
2. Also when you are setting up to the golf ball, make sure your hands are slightly ahead of the ball. If not, you are setup for chunking.
3. When you hit the pitch/chip shot, hit “down” on the golf ball and “through” until you have finished the shot. A lot of golfers “decelerate” on their downswing and this will cause chunking.
These three tips should help you stop chunking those pitch/chip shots and helping you save more strokes.
Even if you are not chunking, perhaps you can help out your friend who chunks.
Of course, there are advanced methods to pitching/chipping to but these tips are for those of you who have a chronic “chunking” problem.