As I watching the student warm up and explaining the process of working through the chip shots, I noticed a very open stance and a very open club face. If the stance is too open, it could cause you to swing the club too much around your body to try to stay connected to the plane. If the face of the club is too open, you will be using too much bounce for a simple chip shot. Opening the club face also causes the leading edge of the club to rise and stay more level with the equator of the ball, therefore causing thin or skulled chips. It also causes the hosel of the face to accidentally strike the ball, which can result in the dreaded shank. Be sure you have a good set-up. If you are uncertain, please consult your local PGA Teaching Professional. If you are in the Raleigh/Durham area, I would be honored to video your chipping technique for you.
Please reach me at Wildwood Green Golf Club at 919-846-8376 to set up an appointment.
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PGA Senior Instructor
Callaway Advisory Staff