- The loft on the club changes, therefore changing the trajectory, which in turn affects the roll of the ball. Inconsistent distances will result.
- The arm breaks down as well, causing bladed shots that go screaming across the green.
To ensure that neither of these things happen, work on keeping your arm straight and your wrist firm during the shot. If you find this difficult to achieve, then try this trick in practice: Take a thick rubber band and place it around your wrist. Slide the butt end of the club under the elastic band, keeping the butt end of the club close to the wrist. This will give you the correct feel when chipping the ball.
If you wish to lower your handicap, skip a few sessions on the driving range, and head for the chipping green instead. You'll love the results to your game - and your opponents won't!
Try the 7-8-9 Method for pitch shots