Originally Posted by inthehole
just seems like the potential for a bad shot far outweighs the good for amateurs trying those high spin green side shots. I've never seen anything wrong with learning to judge roll out by feel with a number of different clubs depending on green side conditions, length of shot, etc. Although, being able to execute the one hop & stop chip is badass and commands a certain level of respect for those who can do it under pressure ...
That reminds me. Those shots that we think we have completely under control can fold like a lawn chair at just the wrong time under pressure.
I learned that the hard way in the first Club Championship I ever played in. At that time I was in love with the 60 degree and thought I had flops and spinners under complete control. On the 16th hole I had the easiest little chip in the world (should have been able to get up and down with my eyes closed). Needless to say I completely flubbed the little spinner I intended to hit.
The words of an older guy, and good golfer, I had played a lot of golf with flashed through my mind. "Yeah, that's a nice shot but will it hold up under pressure?"