No, I'm not hung up on labels but they do seem to help. The way I understand it, the peltz off the back foot dead hands technique works well for a short chip.
The Phil style with a "hinge and hold" is great for a chip with higher ball flight and when you need a sharper angle into the ball, and the utley pivot is good for most chips, and pitches up to 30 yards. I'm no expert in any means but I do like to get as much info on different styles and its nice that there is a forum to ask questions to those who have already spent some time trying out these methods. It's funny because everything does seem to have a label anymore. In putting ...
Left hand low, pendulum, piston, traditional, belly putting. Just to name a few. I do appreciate all the feedback and thanks to all those with different ideas
Except for 1/4, 1/2 and full swings, I don't hear much about Pelz any longer, other than people repudiating his SBST putting stroke. Yeah, it works to a certain degree with a 28 inch putter - the shorter, the better - but you would not be able to play golf due to the back pain. That's where Pelz the scientist ignores the limitations of the human body. lol.
AimPoint has trumped Pelz for green reading.
Putting the ball back in your stance is not a "pelz" technique. People used it before Pelz.
Phil is similar to Utley in many ways - except Phil does a lot of hinging, whereas Utley says it depends on the shot. Phil has more of a weight shift; Utley tends to keep most weight on the front leg - more of a center pivot and goes left on the downswing - it's a mini-swing. they both straighten their right arm through the swing. Both men do not like to move the hands back. As to ball position, you can put the ball anywhere in your stance, depending on what you want the shot to do and the lie.
Each of us have our own path.
Once again, Patience. Find what works for you. It may take months. Get the books, vids, read, spend the spring finding what works for you - in the dirt.