Cash in More Chips with the Help of a Clock Face

Virgil Herring teaches chipping tips based on a clockface motion

Two hours. That’s all you need to become a better chipper of the ball and to save a ton of strokes around the green.

In clip No. 4 of a five-part video series on how to shoot your lowest scores ever, Golf Channel Academy lead coach Virgil Herring is here with some chipping tips demonstrating how to master the basic chip shot by utilizing the image of a clock face and keeping the length of the stroke the same—from 5 to 7 o’clock for a left-handed golfer and 7 to 5 for a right-hander—for ALL clubs. From there, it’s a matter of varying the loft and the club (sand wedge, pitching wedge, 9-iron, 8-iron, etc.) and understanding how far the ball rolls out for each club. It’s a very easy way to chip and it’s sure to help you become more efficient around the greens.