Sounds a little odd, but I assure you when you feel how effective the “Figure of 8” can be in your pitching and chipping you will understand why it was important for me to share this simple tip to improve chipping strikes and consistency and to help you become Deadly From 100 Yards and In

Around the greens we want a lot of feel and touch. But you also want accuracy and a solid technique we can rely on without too much stress and that you to play with a deft natural touch as if you were simply tossing the ball right out of your hand. This chipping technique does exactly that.

You can watch the video and read the instructions below.

What you want to do is get yourself in a good set up, feeling the weight of the club and feeling balanced throughout. Feel the weight of the club,  predict where you want the ball to land and draw the club back painting a very small figure of 8 as you come through to strike the ground.

This will give you a feeling of smooth acceleration without the fear of stabbing or being to tense in the hands and arms whilst striking the ball in the chip shot.

But I don’t want you to be drawing a imaginary big “8” here, neither do I want you trying to force the club in specific positions.

Feeling the weight of the wedge and letting gravity hep you with a good acceleration and rotation of the chest should see you just right and give you consistent strikes that will help your scores and confidence right away.


When you look at many of the top professionals who have sharp short game and chipping practitioners on the PGA Tour, many of them make this slight figure of 8 shape with his chipping technique.

The video that you see below will show you a lot more and you can go out and try this technique, even into your back yard and put this simple chipping consistency tip to the test.

Improve Chipping Consistency With a Simple Figure of 8


Try this simple golf tip to improve chipping  and hopefully you will get better connection and consistent strikes next time you play.

But be sure to spend a little time practicing this even in your yard to feel the weight and control. When you get this short game technique right, you will be more confident around the greens I’m sure.

Let me know how you get on and look out for the next lesson where bunker fears will really be no more!

This is Golf. Simplified

Alex Fortey

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