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Ask Annika: Chipping From Good Lies


When the lie is clean and there’s a fair amount of green to work with, you want to get the ball rolling as soon as possible.


I chip almost exclusively with my lob wedge, but amateurs should experiment with a 9-iron or lower lofted wedge from this lie because it encourages a shorter swing.

Place the ball back in your stance, just inside your right heel, and move your body weight forward so the clubhead makes contact with the ball first, and doesn’t slide underneath it, popping it up.


Control the swing with your arms and shoulders, making sure to keep your weight forward , your wrists firm and your hands ahead of the clubhead through impact.

The ball will come out low and track along the green just like a putt.

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