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post #145 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
I've heard other people say before that chippers were illegal but I'm not aware of anything in the rules that says so.
I'm pretty sure the 2-sided ones are illegal, as a club cannot be both left and right handed. I'm not very familiar with the equipment rules, but I'm pretty sure that's in there.
post #146 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

It can't be 2 sided, and it can't have a putter grip. Those are the rules on the chipper.
post #147 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

I was curious about their legality so I checked the rules. The two sided ones are indeed illegal as the rules state that the club must have only one striking face (Appendix II, Section 4(d)).
post #148 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

The old guy I bought my first set of clubs from threw one in for free. I used it for my first 2 or 3 rounds of golf I ever played, and liked it, but I must have left it laying greenside somewhere, because I haven't seen it since.
post #149 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

Originally Posted by Slammin' Sam View Post
I was curious about their legality so I checked the rules. The two sided ones are indeed illegal as the rules state that the club must have only one striking face (Appendix II, Section 4(d)).
Does this rule apply to putters ? because in the last issue of golf weekly they said Notah Begay's sponsor was making him a 2 sider putter to use on the tour because he frequently putts from both sides of the ball depending on the putt (lie, etc).
post #150 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

I know a guy who has one. He uses it whether he has 40 feet or 4 feet of green to work with. Whether the chip is down hill or up hill. On a long uphill chip, it can work out. Other than that, he always manages to shoot it way past the hole. I wanna yell "GET A DAMN SAND WEDGE OR SOMETHING". Then he will make fun of me for taking it to seriously.
post #151 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

I retired my Cleveland Niblick after working on chipping with my 52* wedge and my 8 iron. I find I have a lot more feel with them than the Niblick and leave myself much better putts.
post #152 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

umm kinda a gimmick club my opinion but a 8/7 and any hybrid or a hard put hit ive noticed does the job just as good and better i say dont buy 1 keep the money or go spend it on a nice high loft hybrid. Ive used the I dont like them its like a putter and some wierd wedge met in a gas station's bath room and bascically....... had a bary white moment and than 6 month later a chipper came out of the mess and so yea thats what I think there just not worth it.
post #153 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

Originally Posted by erock9174 View Post
Does this rule apply to putters ? because in the last issue of golf weekly they said Notah Begay's sponsor was making him a 2 sider putter to use on the tour because he frequently putts from both sides of the ball depending on the putt (lie, etc).
From what I saw in the annotated rules, the "one striking face" rule does not apply to putters.
post #154 of 221

Re: Who uses a golf chipper!!

I recently bought a Cleveland 42 Niblick and like it alot. I will still use my wedges if the green is above my ball or i only have a little room to land the ball, but if I have alot of green to take up i will use it and i REALLY like it. Just my 2cents
post #155 of 221
post #156 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

I always wonder what exactly those are for when I see them.
post #157 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

IMO i wouldnt get one.. i feel that they are band aids on a broken leg and do not serve to make you into a good chipper all of a sudden. Feel is still a requirement for good chips. Learning how to chip with a nice range of clubs (for instance 7i to SW) is much more valuable. It lets you play a wide variety of chips from around the green depending on the amount of green you have to work with. But thats me.
post #158 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

My dad has one of these clubs and uses it every now and then, we call it "The Cheater Club."
post #159 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

You better learn how to chip with a wedge (or a short iron at least). Read a good book or see a video to learn the technique (I recommend Stan Utley's book or Phil Mickelson's video). Once you have good fundamentals and practice regularly, it is very easy and much more flexible than a chipper.
post #160 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

Waste of one of your 14 clubs. I agree with halcon's opinion about learning how to chip with your wedges. Those things are designed for bump and run type shots. They are just as easily performed by a PW or 8iron or even a lofted wedge. But, if you don't really care about the 14 club rule, why not, go for it.
post #161 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

Originally Posted by halcon View Post
You better learn how to chip with a wedge (or a short iron at least). Read a good book or see a video to learn the technique (I recommend Stan Utley's book or Phil Mickelson's video). Once you have good fundamentals and practice regularly, it is very easy and much more flexible than a chipper.
Agreed. Learn to chip the real way. Chippers are for old people.
post #162 of 221

Re: Chippers (the club)

Your 14 clubs are too valuable to waste on a "hack" club like that. They are for Lazy golfers unwilling to do it the "right" way.
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