It’s a proven fact that not every golfer, including the best professionals on the tour, can hit every tee shot perfectly. And even a long fairway shot can go astray for the champion golfer. The golfer’s short game can influence your final score over every round. Putting is one important aspect of the short game, the other is the ability to chip the ball. Chipping a golf ball takes practice and there are a number of golf training aids that can go a long way to improving your chipping abilities and lowering your golf score.
Golf chipping nets can be a great help when you want to practice your chipping technique. Golf chipping nets are normally smaller nets that range from 24 inches in diameter to larger ones that
are 7 foot x 7 foot in circumference. Good golf chipping nets don’t need to be extremely large or extremely strong since the standard chip shot in golf is not a very powerful one. In fact, a good chip shot in golf doesn’t really have to fly very far in the air at all. Many of the best chippers in the world simply pop the ball quickly onto the putting surface and let it run to the hole. A chip shot that is high can bounce in any direction, you really don’t have control over the bounce once it hits the contour of the grass. A lower chip and run is much more like a putt and much more controllable. So a smaller net can be used to give you the simple target to aim for and you can use these anywhere you have a bit of room to practice your chipping. Just keep in mind that the larger chipping nets are not designed to take a full golf shot. You can quickly penetrate the net with a golf ball and strike anything behind the net. If you want to take a full golf shot then find a golf net designed for that exact purpose.
The chipping stroke is different than your regular golf swing. Golf training aids like the angle iron by Refiner shown here can do a lot to get you in the proper position to learn the proper technique
in chipping a golf ball.
This type of training club gives the exact feel you need while pitching and chipping around the greens and you can learn the proper timing, and release and backspin to put on the ball by using it. This type of golf training aid can be used anywhere… you can use at the golf course, at the driving range, in the backyard or in the garden. It is a very compact training aid and anywhere you can find a bit of space to do some chipping you can use this type of club. And the more you practice the better you will be at chipping a golf ball.
One of the other great little training devices that you can use when you practice chipping is a driving and chipping practice mat. This small mat will protect your grass in the backyard or can be used on top of a hard surface where you may have two practice your chipping. Notice that this
type of mat is designed to mimic grass on a well-groomed fairway. It has enough depth to hold a tee if you wanted to use it for a full practice swing but it is great for chipping and allows you to practice the proper chipping technique without the worry of damaging something, including your golf club.
All of these great golf training aids for chipping practice can be found in any golf store at a department store with a golf section or department unit. They won’t cost you a lot of money and you can take them with you and use them anywhere to become a much better chipper. And the more you practice your chipping the lower your scores will be.