By Kiel Christianson
The "scoop" is the death move in chipping. Scoops are caused when the wrists break, weight stops moving forward, and the clubhead moves past the hands.
The result of a scoops is usually either a chunk or a skull, or, best-case scenario, the ball pops weakly into the air and gets only about halfway to the hole. Not a great "best-case scenario."
In this video swing tip, the great Annika Sorenstam demonstrates how to improve your chipping technique.
The key is maintaining a 'Y' with the club and your arms. In order to ingrain this feeling, use a second club and grip it upside down as you chip. If you scoop, you'll hit yourself in the side with the upside down club.
Enjoy this video and learn from one of the best of all time.