Chipping with Hybrids has become very popular on all of the Professional Tours and is beginning to filter down to the every day golfer. You should consider a hybrid when you have a lot of green to work with, when you have to travel up/over slopes or when the ball is sitting just off the fringe in the semi tall rough.
The set-up for this type of shot is your putting set-up. I would also encourage you to “Think Putt” when performing this shot. The reason for this is that we want the club to travel level through impact instead of hitting down on the ball; this allows the ball to get up on top of the turf and then roll like a putt. Additionally, Hybrids tend not to get caught up in the longer rough at the impact area, as opposed to other irons. Hitting down on the ball imparts a lot of back spin which creates another variable that you have to manage
- Feet & shoulders parallel to the target
- Ball position just forward of center
- Putting grip
- “Think Putt”