It has been over a month now of steady play and I have gone from always being the best chipper in my playing group of 8 guys to being just plain awful. At first I blamed it on the poor Spring grass conditions but now the grass is lush and I am still awful.
I have always chipped with a firm left wrist (RH Player). This year the same technique is giving me two kinds of missed shots. This year even when chipping 'well' I am constantly 3-4 feet short. When I try to chip harder I end up with the dreaded ground ball that zips by the hole. I chip with a 9 iron and always have.
Should I be playing the ball in the middle of my stance? Back in my stance? Off my front foot?
Addressing the ball should the face of my 9 iron show loft? Or be closed with little loft showing? Stance open?
Any suggestion of what combination I should be using? Currently I am so lost I keep trying different combinations throughout the round... with nightmarish results!
Help me clear my head... and I will start practicing with the 'correct' stroke. Thanks.