January 02, 2020 at 05:18 PM
When chipping around the green what is your go to club?
I wish I was a really confident wedge player so I could just grab the 54 or 60 and play it stiff.
I actually grab the 8 iron for most of my chips cause it's so much easier to chip with an AP1 imo.
I've been practicing a lot with my wedges and I'm starting to get ok with my 54 degree.
Can't wait to hear what you guys use.
Happy new year all the best for 2020
Todd TSan Diego, CA
B.A.Los Gatos, CA
January 14, 2020 at 05:03 PM
I use my 60 for almost everything inside 95 yards. I LOVE that club and I can do anything with it. There is an occasion that I'll use my PW when I really want more roll, like if the pin is far away and there is a lot of nice green to roll. but I can control where my 60 lands much better and will result in a better shot at least 85% of the time. I don't hit them all perfectly, but it's worth the risk to me.
With my M grind, I can open the face, I can put it back in my stance, or fwd in my stance, there are just so many variations and oh it feel so good to hit a great shot.
BUT, you gotta practice all those shots AND you have to be SO confident when you hit them or it'll be ugly. It's so mental.
Whatever club you decide on, practice different distances. The ones I practice are:
10 yards with roll
25 yards flop
Pay attention to how far back you go on your backswing for each shot. Try to take it back to there, stop and swing through. Be confident about that backswing length.
Once you get good at those shots with your goto wedge, you can intermix different ways of hitting all those shots pretty well. For example, take a little more swing on the flop; choke down on the flop; a little less backswing on the 45 yard shot; a little less on the 65 yard shot...
N Anthony SPortland, OR
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