Originally Posted by Redlegs23
This may sound stupid, but what do you mean by finish low. Low follow through?
Yes, a low follow-through. Knee height or below.
Some people would define a chip shot as a shot where the clubhead never goes about your waist, back and through. I tend to agree with this for the most part. Anything more could/would be considered a pitch shot.
That being said, to properly chip the ball, your hands should be ahead of the ball at impact. Done properly, you clubhead will finish relatively low to the ground. I like to see the clubhead finish knee height or below for the majority of chip shots. What this ensures (most of the time at least), is you hit down and through the ball, not up on it.
Most amateurs tend to scoop they're chips. This is where the clubhead passes the hands too early and hits the ball on the upswing. This can call a myriad of poor shots. The clubhead is designed to get the ball up in the air. No extra effort is needed from the golfer. It may feel funny or weird at first, but it's imperative to strike down and through the ball on the chip shot to hit the ball properly. Believe it or not, you'd be better off trying to chip the ball low as possible rather than trying to hit it high.
I hope this helps. Feel free to ask more questions.