Using a Hybrid to Chip

Accurate chipping is an important component of low golf scores. There are many influences on each chip and selecting the proper club, stroke, stance, and follow through are just a few. I consider myself a fairly solid short game player, but I am always looking for ways to improve my play around the green and using a hybrid seems to be a possible next step for me.

Apparently, 50+ % of players already use their hybrid for chipping. I do not see many players using them, but my sample group would be very small on the golf course.

Of course I am not sure where or when to use my hybrid for chipping, but research points to first using my hybrid on the short grass. Use it like a putter, but with my weight slightly forward. The video below suggest to hood the toe a bit and it definitely something I will keep in mind when I experiment with my 3 hybrid.

Other things to keep in mind is that the hybrid face is hot compared to the other clubs so the ball will cover the distance to the pin faster. Additionally, I should stand upright a bit to ensure a smooth stroke.

So there you have it; another tool in my chipping toolbox. Next, I need to practice when the snow is gone. I should be practicing in about 30 days. The count down is on. Do you use a hybrid to chip?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!

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4 thoughts on “Using a Hybrid to Chip

  1. Hi, although I carry 2 hybrids, I don’t normally use a hybrid to chip. I know others do use hybrids to chip, but, obviously I would need to practice prior to putting it in play. Something to think about when the season starts and try during short game practice.

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  2. While I don’t own a hybrid, I can see them as being good for chipping due to the shape of their construction. The flat base and more rounded leading edge should help allow the club to slide through rough patches easier and more consistently than a normal iron. I’ve tried it a few times with friends clubs on the practice greens. It does feel weird to have to stand up taller and the your comment on the face being hotter is spot on. Good luck with your new weapon. I’ll be interested to hear how the learning curve goes for you.

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