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It has been demonstrated that the best putters do not accelerate the putter head through impact, but actually employ more of a pendulum action which I believe reaches greatest velocity a bit before impact. http://thesandtrap.com/forums/topic/74295-putting-do-not-accelerate-through-the-ball/ My question is: is the best chipping stroke the same, at least regarding the pendulum action? I know there are differences in chipping and putting (good putting strokes have a slight positive angle of attack, while chipping strokes have a slight negative angle of attack), but regarding the tempo or velocity or pattern of the stroke, is chipping like putting in that it's better to have a pendulum action and not try to consciously accelerate through impact? I've had a poor chipping year, and I'm looking to work on this in the off season, and I want to make sure I'm working on the right thing. Many instruction books say chipping and putting are the "same stroke" but I don't know if everyone agrees on this or whether anyone has studied it in the way putting strokes have been studied. Thanks in advance for all the replies!