So I have a big problem in my game and I think it is the reason my handicap is not improving as much as I'd like, even though my full swing ball-striking has improved quite a bit... I am terrible at chipping (and also putting and pitching, pretty much the entire short game... but that is for another thread).
My question involves chipping technique. I get very confused because there seem to be so many different approaches for the basic chip shot. In various places I have read/seen the following:
-Grip club like the putter and hit it like a putt
-Use regular grip but choke down
-hinge and hold (Phil M.)
-Use regular grip, don't choke down, and lift club heel off the ground and hit the chip off the toe of the club
-anchor club to inside of lead forearm (sort of like Kuchar's putting stroke).
-hold club straight up and down and move club straight back and through
-hold club at normal angle and use a mini rotational turn.
-put ball well back in stance
-put ball in center of stance
-use same club for all chips
-vary club based on length of roll desired
So I think my problem is that I tend to experiment with all these different approaches and my mind gets so jumbled that when I get on the course I have no clue how to properly execute a basic chip shot near the green.
Any advice appreciated, or a link to a book/video that has a good, standard, method for chipping. I need to settle on one method and can't seem to figure out all the conflicting advice/opinions! Such a basic shot I am surprised there is so much differing opinion out there!