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How to Stop Chunking or Topping the Chip Shots

Lots of golfers have problems with chunking or topping the short approach shots around the greens.

When chipping to the closer pin, you tend to decelerate at impact trying to control distance. That is one of the most common causes of fat shots or topping.

My father was a low handicapper. He won lots of amateur tournaments when I was a kid. He used to bring home TV, golf clubs and so on as a prize.

He was and still is a great driver of the ball. He used to hit it so straight.

But he had a problem with short approach shots around the greens. He was chunking or topping it once in a while. That used to bother him a lot.

Easy as Hitting a Putt

There are ways to fix that problem.

To stop chunking or topping it, we are going to use the toe of the clubface today.

First, take your sand wedge or pitching wedge.

1) Grip down a few inches
2) Stand closer to the ball

If you set it up like this, it will get the clubhead up on its toe. The heel should not touch the ground.

Next, try to brush the grass back and through as if you are hitting a long putt.

After a couple of practice swing, try to hit ball. When you try to hit it, make sure you hit the ball on the toe side of the face.

These changes will make it easier to control distance and avoid topping or chunking.

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