1. Address position to bare lie
There are few more satisfying shots in golf than the perfect execution of a chip from a bare lie. Played correctly the ball will squirt forward, pitch and check up by the hole.
The technique has to be very exact. There’s very little room for error when it comes to striking the ball correctly from this kind of lie.
The surface will be like hard pan, with little or no give in the ground. It’s like playing a ball from a road, concrete paving stone or buggy path.
Choose a pitching wedge for this shot rather than a sand wedge. The sand iron will give you more loft to get the ball airborne, but the shape of the sole could prove your undoing.