Most times, my 8 iron. Occasionally a hybrid or 5 wood.
Which club do you chip with? - Page 2
I chip using LW to 8 iron depending on situation. In most cases, I have one swing and use different clubs to hit varying distance. This way, there is no need to practice different swings which I don't have time for.
Well depends on how much green there is between ball and flag.
If you get the room i like to use my hybrid it cuts to the grass nicely
If there is no room. i take my lob wedge and make a steeper swing than normal
to get a clean contact. I open the club face slightly with this shot. But make sure you keep
the club head open in the whole swing
I have gone out and recorded the fly to roll ratios of every club from 8i or higher (loft). They stay pretty consistent, whether I am sending it 3 feet in the air or 10 feet, the ratio of that fly to that roll is pretty close to a set number. For any given chip my goal is to pick a landing target about 3 feet inside the fringe that, when the ball lands there, will cause it to roll to the hole. I do this by first figuring out the distances. So, for example, if the its 10 feet from the hole to a spot ~3 feet inside the fringe, and the ball is another 5 feet from the spot (so say 2 feet off the green), I would take out my pitching wedge which is a fly-roll ratio of about 1.9. Then all I have to do is ignore the hole, and pick the spot on the green I am aiming for 5 feet away and hit the ball there. This should give me the correct distance so all I have to do is plan for the break and move my target landing area left or right to account for lateral break. I can also read downhill or uphill break, or a faster or slower green and make adjustments on what club I use. So say the same situation as before but it has a downhill break, I might move to my GW even though it has a 1.7 ratio since the ball is going to release more when it lands.
So basically I use any club 8i-LW.
lately, I've been using a stab shot for these buried greenside chips - short backswing & going steeper into the ball. Just going at the ball harder seems to be more reliable that getting the club caught in the thick stuff & duffing it...
I always used to use a 52 for chipping ... but lately, unless there's a reason to use loft (shortsided pin, etc), I've been using my 9 iron & learning to judge the roll out. I tend to go a bit long - but once I get used to it, I think I'm gonna like it - results are already more consitent . Granted I can't even come close to pulling off the spinny two hop & stop shot with a lob wedge...