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At the end of last year I started relying more on the bump on run, especially on windy days. There are alot of those in ND. Share the club you use and keys to successful bump and run in your game.
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The keys for me are to make a putting stroke, keeping the hands and club handle infront of the club face.

I'll use a 4H for very long bump and runs, even bump and runs off the green (Texas wedge) if the ground is dry and grass short.

Mostly, I use a hooded SW on fast greens/sometimes a PW or GW.

If it's severly uphill or slow greens, I'll use anything down to a 7i.
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Primarily I use a 7-iron for the bump and run... Occassionally a 9-iron... Plenty of wind here in Texas... In extreme cases I'll use the Texas wedge
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* PW for pitch and run shots - fly it in and let it run (more lofted wedges tend to check up too fast)
* 8-iron for close-in chip and run shots.
* 7 or a 6 iron for longer B&R; shots 40 to 80 yards. For these shots, I generally toe in the club for running shot, and aim to drop ball on the edge of the green to deaden shot some for upfront pin positions. (Unless of course cup is on the back of the green, then I aim for center.)

Go with smooth takeaway, and decent followthrough without killing it. (Too much smash can cause ball to balloon)

Longer B&R; shots useful into the wind, or for defeating false fronts which would spin a wedge back off the green. And, if the pin is tucked into a narrow lobe of the green, it's often safer to drop a running shot into the wider part of the green and let the shot release toward the pin. Also useful in hot weather when a high wedge shot can bounce off edge of narrow, banked green.
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I never learned how to use a wedge properly until I was 21 years old; so, I have played with bump and run more than some.
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At the end of last year, I learned how to hit a bump and run, and i used it on (my) second hole in the state championship, when i needed to go up and over two bumps in the green, and stop the ball on a downslope. It worked to perfection!

When i need a bump and run, i put the ball i the back/middle of my stance and close the clubface of my 60*, the only club i use for chipping/pitching. I then make an in-to-out hook swing. This gets it rolling if i want to hit on that rolls out. If i need on with more bite, i put the ball farther back in my stance and make more of a descending blow.
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For bump and run, I use the putting stroke but reduce the backswing distance to half that of putting. For example, my backswing distance for a 40 foot putt is about 18 inches. Then the backswign distance for a 40 foot bump and run is 9 inches.

I use the 7 iron most of the time but might use 8 or 9 iron if the green is fast. I think bump and run is much less error prone than chipping.
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I have a specific swing that I make for each bump and run shot, and adjust the club accordingly. For shorter shots that are 30 feet or less from the hole I usually use a pitching wedge. For shots that are a little further out, I will use an 8 iron. For very long bump and run shots, I use a 6 iron. Recently I have started using a 5 wood to hit some bump and run shots, and I must say that I am thrilled with the results. However, I still love throwing the ball up in the air with my lob wedge and letting it check up. However, it probabaly gets me in trouble sometimes.
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My go to club for the bump and run is the 7i, but I will use anything from and 8i-4i depending on conditions and how much carry:roll I want. I don't use my putting stroke for anything other than putting, as it's never worked for me to think of it that way. I try to imagine the carry:roll in my mind, take a long look at the flag to get the distance in my mind, and then just let my body take over.
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My go-to iron for a bump and run depends on which iron set I'm using. With my Hogans I love the 9 and 6. With the Mizunos it's an 8. With my MacGregors it's up in the air.
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My club of choice for the bump and run is my pitching wedge. I play the ball off my back foot, set my weight forward, and make a descending blow.
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I play bump and runs and use my PW from around the green to 30-50 yards and use a putting stroke keeping the face hooded, then 7-5 irons depending on distance from the green in windy conditions, where I choke down on the grip and again try and make a hooded swing.
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I use a 7 iron for a bump and run.
I use it if I have a lot of green to work with and don't trust myself to chip with my LW in-case it only goes halfway and checks.
I don't get to use it very often though.
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Depending how far I'm off the green dictates what club I use. If I'm on the fringe with lots of green to the hole I like to use my 3 hybrid. I use my putter grip and just play it almost like a putt. When farther off, I may use a 7 or 8 iron with my regular grip. Farther out yet, I use a wedge, again with distance dictating which wedge I use.
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A short iron does the job for me, anywhere from a 7, 8,or 9, but usually I'll use a 7 iron.
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My high school coach was a huge proponent of the bump and run, mainly because our small town course had large and relatively flat greens. My go to is an 8 iron, but will use just about anything in the bag. I use bump and run whenever I'm able to. I have better control on my chip shots using the bump and run.
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OK - I'll confess and say it.... I use a Cleveland Niblick 42°. It is just a little more forgiving. I find when I need to hit a shot from a really crappy lie, I often use it. Had a 37° in th ebag, but could not get the distance down. The 42° works better for me. They don't ask how, but "how many".... if I can shave a few strokes, I'll take it!
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