Chipping can become a golfer’s nemesis very quickly when they move their focus away from the overall result of the shot and begin concentrating on too many elements.
When chipping, I like to think solely about where I’m going to finish the chipping action. By doing this, good tempo becomes natural, the back and through motion taking care of itself with impact a consequence of the movement, not the primary concern.
You can create a lot of feel through practising this way, on the chipping green and when rehearsing a chip shot on the course. Try and limit your focus to just your finish position next time you’re on the chipping green and see what happens when you alter your speed to the finish, and hand position when you’ve finished the shot, to create different flights and release patterns.