All of us have struggled with our short game at one time or another, so I’ve called in European Tour player Paul Waring to give me much-needed tips on how to chip from a bad lie.
I visited Paul at his home club Bromborough on the Wirral where he took me through a couple of key points that will help me chip around the green more confidently when faced with a bad lie.
How to chip from a bad lie: Key points
One of the main things Paul talks about when chipping from a bad lie is the heel of the club: “When the heel of the club stops the whole club stops with it.”
To make sure this doesn’t happen Paul advised me to bring the heel off the floor slightly when addressing the ball. Doing this allows you to use the toe of the club more and if you do get a little jabby with it it still means the club will be able to get through the turf.
Watch the full video for more chipping tips from Paul.