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!