If you can achieve all of the things above then you will be hitting good chip shots. The funny thing is, that everything mentioned above, apart from the weight at setup, will enable you to hit your driver better. Everything we do in life comes gradually, there is a learning curve to everything, crawling then walking, learners permit before full license. There is progression in everything. Except golf. At least that is what people think. Everybody tries to hit drivers out of sight before they learn to do anything else.
That's extra time at the course, true, but you don't have to play 18. You can get all the information you need in only nine holes.
Now this is a modified scramble. You don't have to take a mulligan if you don't want to. In many cases, you wouldn't. If you take one every time you miss the green, you never get to test your short game. If you take one when you miss the fairway by a hair instead of 10 yards, you never get to try out how you do from the rough.
At that point, get out an 8-iron and begin again. Calm your mind and let go of any thoughts about hitting golf balls. Now swing the 8-iron in the same way you threw the towel. Just don't throw the 8-iron, unless you're (a) outside, (b) won't hit anything that shouldn't be hit, and (c) don't mind walking after it every time.
During your swing, make sure your front foot has weight on it the entire time. This s very critical, the reason a stack and tilt golf swing is different than a traditional swing is that, it has weight on the front foot the whole time. By maintaining the weight over the ball, you will obtain a degree of control that is greater than a standard swing.
Internet. You can find some great reviews online at various golf-related websites. So many people get all of their information today on everything from where to have dinner out to what kind of golf training program they should buy on the Internet, and you can certainly find hundreds of reviews on different sets of clubs.
Let go through the numbers for a second. The average golfer shoots a score of 90 for 18 holes. That means around 63 of the shots played are from inside 100 metres. Around 36 of those shots are putts. Most golfers would hit around 14 drivers per round. That leaves around 13 shots to be hit from 9 iron to 3 wood. Is this starting to make sense?