Have noticed, and disliked, the strong spin off the side, generally to the right side after the first bounce on the green. Aim is OK, ball flies true, bounces once and zips sharply to the right, usually. Less often to the left side. But, if i center the ball and keep my hands/arms straight up and chip, no spin and ball bounces and rolls true. This with 46* wedge.
There must be something going on with hitting down on the ball, 'compressing' the cover against the clubface and causing the ball to start spinning. Like the billiard ball when struck off center.
But most chipping instruction tell us to 'lean the shaft forward, ball back a bit, hit down'. This makes much spin. So I'm going for the center ball, no shaft lean and more of a sweep motion to reduce chip spin. Make sense? Any other ideas?