The next time you are out practicing your short game, try teeing the ball up while you are chipping. Many amateur golfers struggle to create a consistent and effective ball strike when chipping.
Typically, they either flip the club through the impact area or they try and hit up on the ball to create more loft with the club. In reality, we want to have a descending angle of attack on the ball allowing the loft of the club to lift the ball into the air.
To help achieve this, we encourage you to practice with the ball teed up, with the goal of hitting the tee during your stroke. This will force a more downward and aggressive stroke resulting in a much better outcome.
Take a look at the above video as Swing-U instructor Ryan Rustand demonstrates the drill.