In this video, Craig Stadler demonstrates how to effectively chip downhill. Many amateur golfers struggle with this shot, often feeling intimidated by the slope and the potential for the ball to roll too far. Stadler provides valuable tips and techniques to help golfers overcome their fears and execute a successful chip shot.
The Challenge of Chipping Downhill
Stadler begins by acknowledging that chipping downhill can be a nightmare for amateur golfers. When faced with a shot from an elevated tee to a green below, the sight of water can be overwhelming. In an attempt to ensure they clear the water, many amateurs choose to use a club with more loft, such as a pitching wedge, rather than a sand wedge.