The two most common, most annoying errors in chipping is the fat chip that goes nowhere and the thin chip that shoots across the green, perhaps even into the bunker on the other side.
They are caused by hitting up as we are so determined to get the club under the ball that we either hit the ground first and the ball goes nowhere, or, in an effort to miss the ground all together, we strike the equator (or top) of the ball with the rising leading edge of the club. This leads to a low terrible fast runner that goes well beyond our intended target.
You must try to hit down on the ball making crisp contact and not try and scoop the ball up.
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