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Chipping Tip For Just Off The Green

In this video, I’m going to give you one of my secret weapons for short chips just off the green. Yes, I know all about the “proper” way to hit these shots and what I’m showing here is unconventional…BUT IT WORKS! And that’s all I care about. Sometimes you have to just get enough guts to go against the grain to make a breakthrough.

I feel extremely confident with this shot when my ball is within 15 feet of the green and not in deep rough. You’ve got nothing to lose, give this a try…I’m betting it will become your friend around the green.


I’m Craig Sigl author of the book: “Break 80! 52 ways to lower your golf score without practice” Here’s the shortcut secret to getting up and down with your chips WAY more often. You might have seen shots like this on TV watching your favorite pro and subconsciously think this is how you should look around the greens. If I do what the pros do I’ll get the same results as a pro, right? WRONG! Average golfers play a completely different game than touring pros. Understand that and you will go a long way to freeing yourself up for lower scores.

Here’s the shortcut secret…

take your wedge or whatever club you’re using to chip. Choke down on it, and anchor the extra grip against your weakside forearm like this. You get closer to the ball, you shorten up your motions, you eliminate 80% of the possibility of chunking or sculling. With less moving parts in your chipping, you actually gain TOUCH and feel.

To go along with this…
If you are not a scratch golfer, around the greens, you should always be trying to keep the ball as low as possible even if you don’t use my secret method. It’s 300% easier to punch a ball toward the hole than it is to pop it up and get it to stop. You eliminate so many chunks and sculls and actually have a better touch because you use less force when you run it to the flag whenever you can.

I see so many golfers opting to flop their sand wedge shot when they don’t have to…they’re just taking unnecessary risks because they’ve been brainwashed by the pros on TV. You’re not a pro! They practice those shots thousands of times and they do it because they HAVE to. Pro Tournament greens have very thick rough off the green and they have to pop the ball up.

I, on the other hand, in getting down to a 5 handicap golfer, learned that my 7 and 8 iron are my best friends in getting up and down and saving par. And don’t be afraid to use the Texas wedge from way off the green if you can. Pros do it all of the time at the British Open.

12 Responses

  1. steve says:

    well the new look and the content as always.

  2. Name says:

    Thanks Craig. I use my 8 iron for running shots from around the green whenever possible. Anchoring the club against my forearm makes sense but I’ve not come across this advice before. I’ll be practising in the hope of improving accuracy

  3. Jon Barrett says:

    Great tip Craig!

    Glad to see you back helping golfers

    Jon (http:\

  4. john says:

    What can I say – it works for me too. Why didn’t someone tell me this years ago …… it has taken away 2 (maybe more) years of frustration in 2 days …… hopefully I can now get back the 4 strokes I lost off my handicap in the last 18 months by not being able to chip/pitch from inside 30 yds. Thanks.

    • Craig Sigl says:

      Hi John, be easy on yourself and look forward to more good rounds…don’t look back…only forward. Doesn’t do you any good 😉
      Greens and fairways,


    • Craig Sigl says:

      Hi John, I’m so happy for you and glad I could be of service. Your story is exactly what Golf shortcut secrets is all about!
      Greens and fairways,


      “Your swing is good enough to go low”

  5. Danielle says:

    Thanks for this great advice! I’m a beginner and taking lessons. It sounds like it’s a better way of handling the club when chipping. I noticed that my arm was hurting a bit after practicing chipping last week. I’ll give this a try when I practice this weekend and see how I do.

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