SELECT YOUR LANDING SPOT: Depending on your landing spot, choose the appropriate club. My landing target is an area inside the white circle. I am using a sand wedge.
WITH SOFT HANDS: Initiate the backswing with your shoulders using a smooth and even tempo. This is enough backswing for a 10- to 20-yard chip. Not too fast or jerky; there is no rush. The ball is not going anywhere.
MAINTAIN SMOOTH TEMPO: On the downswing, your only thought should be to hit down on the back of the ball with steady acceleration. It is not a jab. Tempo is key on the downswing as much as the backswing.