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post #19 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post

@David in FL you have me halfway convinced, might pick up an el cheapo to try out next season. My chipping is pretty decent, although I mostly pitch now, but considering that you can usually find a chipper for $20 I may give it a go and see if it finds a place in my bag.

 

I'm not surprised.    :beer:

 

Don't go too "cheap"......it's going to get a lot of use.  There are some good ones out there.......and even the good ones can be had inexpensively if you look.  Check out the Odyssey.   And PLEASE take the time to practice with it.  Too many people who do try one just throw it in the bag and give it a half-assed test.  It's a specialty club, and a damned useful one, but it's not magic and you still need to learn how to get the most out of it.

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I'm convinced now too, until I can afford it I'll probably just borrow my father-in-laws chipper that he has.  I also have to make a correction, due to my ignorance being new to the game I was thinking that chipping when I talked about back spin when in reality I should have said lobbing.  I tend to lob a lot of shots close to the green instead of chipping, but again I can't seem to get the back spin down on those shots, so it goes high and get's up on the green when I'm way below it, but then just rolls out, normally off the opposite side of the green.

 

@David in FL, is there any drill or somthing that I can do to learn the proper grip pressure? I try not to "choke" the club but it always seems like I grip too tight and I can't seem to find that right grip pressure.

post #21 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lowkie View Post
 

I'm convinced now too, until I can afford it I'll probably just borrow my father-in-laws chipper that he has.  I also have to make a correction, due to my ignorance being new to the game I was thinking that chipping when I talked about back spin when in reality I should have said lobbing.  I tend to lob a lot of shots close to the green instead of chipping, but again I can't seem to get the back spin down on those shots, so it goes high and get's up on the green when I'm way below it, but then just rolls out, normally off the opposite side of the green.

 

@David in FL, is there any drill or somthing that I can do to learn the proper grip pressure? I try not to "choke" the club but it always seems like I grip too tight and I can't seem to find that right grip pressure.

 

Not even "lobbing", you're talking about "pitching" vs "chipping".......no worries, the vernacular will come.  :-)

 

Here are a couple of videos/threads that you might find helpful.

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/39411/quickie-pitching-video

 

http://thesandtrap.com/t/60526/erik-hitting-a-few-chips-and-pitches

 

 

I'm going to defer your second question to the teachers on this site.  What I will offer is that you don't need to "strangle" the club to hold it "firmly".  Firm is good.....but it needs to be without tension in the wrists and arms.

 

I'm sure @mvmac and @iacas can provide some drills and more specific guidance though.....

post #22 of 79
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Thank you for the correction.  Ya I'm still trying to get the vernacular down for the particular shots.  I've started researching on youtube about grip drills and we'll see how that goes this weekend when I go out.  One is acutaly a drill everytime you take a shot just to "remind" yourself what the feel is.  Hopefully it helps.

 

Also thank you for those videos, they were some good information and we'll see how they work this weekend.

post #23 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lowkie View Post
 

Thank you for the correction.  Ya I'm still trying to get the vernacular down for the particular shots.  I've started researching on youtube about grip drills and we'll see how that goes this weekend when I go out.  One is acutaly a drill everytime you take a shot just to "remind" yourself what the feel is.  Hopefully it helps.

 

Also thank you for those videos, they were some good information and we'll see how they work this weekend.

It'll take more than a weekend, but you can make progress quickly.

 

We're talking 6 months a couple of times per week for real consistency.

post #24 of 79
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I'm sure to see perminate results it'll deffinately take awhile, but hopefully I see at least a diffrence in feel on my shots. I golf 18 every weekend and practice just about daily in my backyard so hopefully it takes a little less then 6 months, but we'll see what happens.

post #25 of 79
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post


You will drop at least 5 strokes next season if you dump the 60* and commit to using a chipper. I mean it.


You know, I took your advice on the irons before. I suspect that this chipper will make all my 20 yard misses on the green into "putts".

 

Is this a legal club to use in tournaments? I read this and the one that Jason showed seems to have two faces which, I think is illegal?

 

http://www.usga.org/rulesfaq/rules_answer.asp?FAQidx=9&Rule=4

post #26 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


You know, I took your advice on the irons before. I suspect that this chipper will make all my 20 yard misses on the green into "putts".

 

Is this a legal club to use in tournaments? I read this and the one that Jason showed seems to have two faces which, I think is illegal?

 

http://www.usga.org/rulesfaq/rules_answer.asp?FAQidx=9&Rule=4

If by Jason you really meant Ernest, then yes, the two sided ones are illegal but there are plenty of legals ones out there. In fact, I think two double faced ones are pretty hard to find new.

post #27 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

If by Jason you really meant Ernest, then yes, the two sided ones are illegal but there are plenty of legals ones out there. In fact, I think two double faced ones are pretty hard to find new.

Callaway preowned had the Odyssey at $74 before promo codes.

post #28 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

If by Jason you really meant Ernest, then yes, the two sided ones are illegal but there are plenty of legals ones out there. In fact, I think two double faced ones are pretty hard to find new.


Sorry, Ernest. I was going by your signature which says "Yours in earnest, Jason."

 

I might just have to get one for a "lefty".

post #29 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


You know, I took your advice on the irons before. I suspect that this chipper will make all my 20 yard misses on the green into "putts".

 

Is this a legal club to use in tournaments? I read this and the one that Jason showed seems to have two faces which, I think is illegal?

 

http://www.usga.org/rulesfaq/rules_answer.asp?FAQidx=9&Rule=4

 

Yep, only a single "face" is allowed....a long time ago you used to see some with dual faces, but I haven't seen one of those in years.  Also, don't be tempted to put a "putter" type grip on it.  Other than that, completely legal.

post #30 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post
 


Sorry, Ernest. I was going by your signature which says "Yours in earnest, Jason."

 

I might just have to get one for a "lefty".

No worries. Jason is my real name but on the internet I'm Ernest, a crime fighting doctor with a talking bulldog as a sidekick. The bulldog's name is Ferris and he can hit a 3 wood 300 yards, which is pretty good for a dog.

;-)

post #31 of 79
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Originally Posted by Ernest Jones View Post
 

No worries. Jason is my real name but on the internet I'm Ernest, a crime fighting doctor with a talking bulldog as a sidekick. The bulldog's name is Ferris and he can hit a 3 wood 300 yards, which is pretty good for a dog.

;-)


"Ferris Bulldog's day off", I wonder who would cast for this part? :-$

post #32 of 79
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I dont care who was cast for the part, I just want the dog!

post #33 of 79
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Originally Posted by David in FL View Post

Yep, only a single "face" is allowed....a long time ago you used to see some with dual faces, but I haven't seen one of those in years.  Also, don't be tempted to put a "putter" type grip on it.  Other than that, completely legal.
If there's a putter type grip on the chipper does it make it illegal
post #34 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lowkie View Post


If there's a putter type grip on the chipper does it make it illegal


Yes, see my link in post 25.

post #35 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lowkie View Post

If there's a putter type grip on the chipper does it make it illegal

 

Yes.

post #36 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lihu View Post


Yes, see my link in post 25.
Sorry didn't see the link. That sucks cuz all the ones at my local golf store either are double faced or have putter grips. Might just get one and swap the grip out myself to make it legal
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