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Tip of the Week: Improve technique for better chips

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Being a good chipper of the golf ball is one of the easiest ways to shave strokes off your scores, and it will be a crucial component for the players competing in the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla, which has numerous closely mown collection areas around the greens.

Practice can help you improve that aspect of your game, but you also need a solid understanding of the technique required to play good chip shots.



As Brad Brewer explains in this video segment, too many golfers try to help the ball in the air when they chip, but when the clubhead passes the hands the result is going to be inconsistent contact.

Instead, Brewer wants you to keep the shaft leaning forward and the clubhead low to the ground, and he has a great drill that you can use to accomplish those goals when you practice.

If you can implement this technique into your chipping motion, you'll eliminate the scoop and the thin shot, which will allow you to get the ball up and down more often.

For more tips from Golf Channel to help you improve your chipping, click here.