How to chip from a bad lie

European Tour player Paul Waring has a 90-second tip that will help you chip around the greens when faced with a bad lie

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.

chipping from a bad lie

Watch the full video for more chipping tips from Paul.

About Paul Waring

Paul Waring had a stellar amateur career which included winning the English Amateur in 2005 before turning pro in 2007.

He earned his European Tour card at Q School the same year and, after a third-place finish at the 2013 Portugal Masters and a runner-up spot at the 2017 Joburg Open, Paul got his breakthrough in his 200th start, winning the 2018 Nordea Masters.

Paul’s CV also boasts a top 20 at the Open Championship.

The Merseysider is an ardent Liverpool fan.