The approach game is one of the most important and most difficult in the game of golf. When chipping, the player must lift the ball to the green and stop it when it hits. A 'soft touch' is required for a better approach game. You should also tighten your stance, so your feet are together, and then bring them almost parallel to the ball. Open the club, face the ball and bend your knees. You can adjust the height of your back-swing, but do not adjust the speed of your swing. Using these tips will soften your shot and keep you from stuttering or chopping the swing. For more information on perfecting your game, contact a golf course or golf professional in your area.