Originally Posted by Golfingdad
For me, I don't trust a chip shot as much because its too dependent on the quality of the strike. There is no room for error when using that leading edge. If you have a 30 foot chip and catch it a bit thin, it could go 50, or catch it fat and it could go 5.
To be fair, a lot of posts on this thread are advocating runners with lower lofted clubs, and you can hit a shot that will come out low and run further than it will fly with a 9i and still use the bounce.
Off topic, I've never understood the alternate definition of the chip shot as one that runs more than it flies (as opposed to the common one on TST, pitch=bounce, chip=leading edge). Handle forward, steep AoA, lead with the edge has always been a spinny shot for me. I mean, if you're doing it from just off the green, then sure, you're not gonna get a ton of spin regardless so it'll still roll. But from more than 15-20 yards away those mechanics are how I would try to hit one of those low hard spinning shots that come in looking hot, take a big bounce, and check hard, not one that will land a couple yards on the green and run all the way to a back pin. Not that I'm super good at that shot, but I've used those once in a while into uphill greens pretty much just for fun.