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post #37 of 45
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

Like I said, I don't practice that shot with a 5 iron but I have used a 5 iron a couple times in the past, obviously a shot of 40 ft or more.  I'm not carrying the ball that far on the green  I think time would be better spent with a 8/9 iron, the stroke style doesn't change, just the club.
Ok, that's what I was thinking, thanks.
post #38 of 45

neat way to chip. i tried it with a toe of my wedge and it rolls really well like a putt.

however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

i think this shot might be useful if Im in some divot around the green like from an old drainage hole.

post #39 of 45
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Originally Posted by dchoye View Post
 

however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

IMO, this chip is more versatile than a putt. I also find it more consistent, but that may be because my long distance putting needs work.

post #40 of 45
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Originally Posted by dchoye View Post
 

neat way to chip. i tried it with a toe of my wedge and it rolls really well like a putt.

however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

i think this shot might be useful if Im in some divot around the green like from an old drainage hole.

 

This shot also avoids any weird bounce you might get putting through the fringe.

post #41 of 45
I think i will rely on my trusted method which is bump shot for uncomplicated ones with okay lies and lots of green to work with.
My bump +run is more like a bump + lag as I tend to let the ball roll out like a lag putt to the back rim.
post #42 of 45
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Originally Posted by Truegolf View Post

I think i will rely on my trusted method which is bump shot for uncomplicated ones with okay lies and lots of green to work with.
My bump +run is more like a bump + lag as I tend to let the ball roll out like a lag putt to the back rim.

 

This thread is describing a shot that is basically a bump and run, you're just not playing it back in your stance and engaging the leading edge.  Just makes solid contact much easier to achieve.  The shots I'm hitting in the video are still landing just a few feet on the green and running out like a putt.

post #43 of 45
Hi Mike thankyou very much for this. I have tried all sorts of chip putt methods. As someone said earlier in the back of the stance is the main culprit.

I hinge and hold for most short game shots but sometimes the ground around the hole is rock hard or bumpy during summer. Sliding a wedge under is almost impossible. This method just gives the ball enough lift. I experimented with some clubs including the sand wedge. It's all about specific shots for certain situationss.

There's no wrong or right club to me.
post #44 of 45

I use this technique for chipping and it really has helped me around the greens.  One additional thing that significantly helped me with this method, and I did not see it mentioned here, but I see that Eric does this instinctually in his video - for me, its absolutely essential to focus on the spot of the ball, even after impact.  I always wanted to look up right at impact, and this dramatically reduced my success with this technique.  I still really have to be diligent with this - as my inclination is to always look up too early in the shot.  Hope this helps someone else...

post #45 of 45

Been using this chipping method more and more. 

Great when I have a short chip to a downslope green and I cant putt because of sticky fringe.

I find the toe of a LW works just fine.

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