The chip shot may be poorly executed because of the player’s inability to control some of the more awkward movements of the shot. The movement of the hips and stopping of wrist movement is difficult in the beginning. The chip shot is selected when the ball is just outside of the green. It has minimal air-time and maximum roll.
You should try not to move your chest when lifting the ball in the air during the chip shot. Start off by taking a stance on the golf ball with even weight distribution between the left and right foot. You should move the back foot closer to the ball so that the chest is in front of the ball. The weight is on the back foot initially and the hips will open up and lead the weight of the body forward. There should be no wrist action during the swing. Take a practice swing and hold the finish. The arm should be flat and straight before making the shot.
New golfers should challenge their belief that the player makes the ball go into the air by moving the chest and wrists with the weight falling back. This results in the club hitting the ball with a top shot or blade being the consequence. The golf club should make the ball go into the air by moving at a downward angle and hitting the ball up. The club should make a divot in the ground.
One way of preventing wrist and chest movement is to hit the ball with a long gated shaft, broomstick or pool cue. This will prevent wrist flicking because the extra length will hit you in the rib cage when you perform the action poorly.
Perfect chipping requires thinking about the stance every time. Remember, It is best to start in the full shot position, move the back foot forward and open the hips to move the weight from back to the forward foot. It is important to keep the chest and wrist movement to a minimum. Practice slowly and improve your chipping game forever.