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Putting
When I forward press the putt I make better contact with my putts. I believe the reason for this is if you image a circle and the bottom of the arc of that circle is set when you do a forward press and help you make solid contact with the putter and not hit the ground first.

Chipping
The forward press help ensures a solid contact with the ball at the bottom of the arc in the circle and helps prevent hitting the ground before the ball.
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Ditto all of the above posts. Plus on chipping, a forward press can preset the wrist cock. Then you can just rock the shoulders without manipulating the wrist during the swing.

I also use a forward press on most of my irons in the rough or a divot/bad lie to set a steeper angle. It's also good to ensure a delofting of the club if you are between clubs and go with the shorter one. I forward press on most of my iron and wedge shots, but almost none on my woods and hybrids. I don't forward press my putter but I have always played an Anser type hosel on all my putters regardless of the head style. Maybe that has something to do with it?
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