This week on the way to work I stopped at one of the public courses that I pass that has an excellent chipping and pitching area. I worked with the 48, 54, and 60. I played the low hinge and hold from the back/middle of my stance, the hinge and hold cut (slightly open face) from further up in the stance, and finally from the front, a flop type slight hinge and hold that gets the ball up and out. My pro showed me this shot a while ago and you really cut across the line to hit the ball really high, but it has less wrist action than a traditional flop. I was able to hit my 48 high and penetrating carrying it about 50 feet and stopping it within a few feet. I had similar results with the 54 and hit a couple of really short, but high 60s. It's a really cool shot to have. As I hit about 150-200 shots each time, I was getting really adept at creating all kinds of chips/pitches with many different trajectories, carries, and rolls. I am hoping that this will pay off in more u/ds, especially going 1/6 last week in scrambling. My go to is the second shot which seems more intuitive to hit and has a medium trajectory with predictable action and spin.
I also worked on putting. I held my right elbow in closer and this allowed me to take the putter back inside and then down the line.I also tried suspending it before the move because I felt like by starting on the ground I was picking it up forcing it outside the line. I made the first 8 three footers in a row, then made the next ten. I lagged from different lengths and finished with 6 footers making 3/5 for two cycles and then 5/5 to end the session. I am going to go with this for the next round and see if I can get my overall putts down.