Chipping your thing?

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By Alex

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  1. 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

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  2. I don't really have a go to club for around the green. A lot depends on the situation. If I'm a bit short sided, then I favor my 56* sand wedge. If I'm further away I use my 50* gap wedge or possibly my 9 iron. If the lie is thick, then the 56 is the club of choice. If the lie is on the short grass then the distance from the hole dictates the club.

    Mark F
  3. Todd T

    Todd T
    San Diego, CA

    If its relatively flat I will go P.Runyan method with 9, 7 and 5 iron depending on distance to the hole.. Other than that it will be my 60M.
  4. richard f

    richard f
    Shildon

    I mostly use my 60 cause I can hit it that bit harder and it stops that bit quicker , I’ve been lucky enough to get a lot of chipping practice, basically due to the amount of greens I miss over the year lol and with that my confidence has improved vastly
  5. Either 54 or 60 depending on where I am off the green. SM7 54F, SM7 60S (Have a 56F I put in the bag on occasions too, love it).
  6. B.A.

    B.A.
    Los Gatos, CA

    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
    30 yards
    45 yards
    65 yards
    85 yards
    95 yards

    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...
  7. B.A. said:

    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
    30 yards
    45 yards
    65 yards
    85 yards
    95 yards

    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...

    Wow thanks for this crazy about of information which I'm definitely going to take onboard.

    Thank you
  8. N Anthony S

    N Anthony S
    Portland, OR

    My go to wedge when I have a good lie is my 54 SM 6 when close proximity to the green. If I am short sided I will usually go to my 58 degree wedge. If I have relatively flat lie with a lo of green to work with I may go with my PW or 9 iron. For me, this is the area I continue to work on. I have a lot of strokes I can pick up in this part of my short game.
  9. As others have stated, the key to a good short game is confidence and practise. I am going to add one more. The ability to switch on fly. What I mean is you need to be able to adapt to different conditions. My membership allows me to play 27 different courses. On one course, you need to be able to pitch and run the ball sometimes up to 100ft. On another course, with small elevated greens you need to have a game plan going in expecting to miss more greens, and being able to use your 60 degree to land and float into the hole. Another course has deep grass around the green, and you need to be able to play your 56 out of the grass like a sand shot to land it on the green and let it roll out. Add to the mix if the course has had rain, or you are playing early in the morning, and you have a whole new set of variables.
    For me, I go by feel, and judging by the lie I determine which club will give me the best chance to get it close.
  10. I have a 52 SM7 8 bounce I love to uses on tight lies around the green. When I have to dig it out I go to 56 10 bounce.
  11. I normally chip with my sm7 52* or the 56* around the green. If i need to have it run out, I'll use my 9 or 8 iron with a little longer than a putting stroke.

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