I decided a few years ago the rules associated with "chippers" was too numerous to keep track of so I just eliminated it from the bag and learned to chip with a 5 hybrid. I just take a putting grip and stance and putt with it off the green. Works great but does take a little practice when you start as the club is longer than the typical chipper and the face/ball reaction is different. But I like it and no ever says it is an illegal club.
4/10/15 at 10:30am