It’s boring. It’s fundamental but developing a reliable chipping technique will make golf so much more enjoyable.
One of the most important skills a golfer can have is just a basic chip shot from around the green. The basic technique is going to be a narrow stance, weight 60% on your left foot, the ball is going to be opposite of your sternum, there’s a little wrist in the backswing, and then I want to turn going forward.
A good check to make sure that you are developing a good angle coming into the ball is taking an alignment rod with your trail foot and stand on that. If I am releasing this angle too early, I’m going to hit the stick whereas if I hinged and then this angle, my right wrist is going to stay as I turn through the ball then the sticks not in my way and I can hit a nice solid crisp shot out onto the green.