Originally Posted by Fourputt
Just 2 comments:
The way you told the story in the original post did make you sound like a bit of an ass, then you completely changed the tone in the reply to mine.
If you learned to chip with more than one club, you might bring that 22 handicap down a few strokes very quickly. I don't buy into the LW chipping theory as being the best way to go. My handicap ballooned from 10 to 16 while I had a 60° in the bag (and yes, I practiced with it a lot). When I took it out of the bag, my cap dropped back down to 11. Too many players seem to have the belief that since they have the LW, they have to use for every greenside shot, and that is usually a mistake. Even slight misshits are punished too heavily. The LW is really a specialty club, not a general purpose utility wedge. Now I carry a 56° as a high loft utility club and a 54° as a SW, My PW and GW are my most used chipping clubs.
I don't expect to change your mind, just putting in my two cents.
To the bolded part: Perhaps. Context is everything and I can see how it could be taken the way you took it.
To the rest:
I see what you're saying, but I'm not so sure my handicap would drop (It's also an unofficial one, I have no clue what it actually is). The reason for that is my 60 is my money club. my short pitch/chip game is really the only part of my game that's consistent, and one of the only reasons my handicap isn't higher. My buddy Mike consistently strikes the ball better than me, and rarely misses a fairway, but I always end up beating him around the green.
I've occasionally used my 52, or even my 7 iron to chip if the situation called for it, but most of the time, it's my 60. I'm sure you're probably right in the long run, but I have way to much to work on to even focus any practice time on changing that right now.
(two cents is always appreciated btw, I've already learned a ton from some of you guys in my short time here)