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Great videos, Mike and Stretch! I learned a technique similar to this from the pro here at Rutgers. She taught me to open the club slightly, play the ball closer to the front foot, and choke down on the club so that the grip runs through your palm and the butt end of the club can rest along your forearm. From there, you just make a putting stroke. She said to adjust for distance by changing clubs, not by swinging longer.

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MVMAC - thanks for the post. I just join the forum as I've been having lots of inconsistency with the traditional chipping stroke. This is great.

2 questions here for the rest of us

1. Can we use this stroke from rough around the green too?

2. what if the ball is kinda far from the green? let say 10-20 yard to the green(edge) and the hole is another 10-20 yard from the green? Can we also do this? (should we hinge the wrist to create more speed?

Thanks all

Saenar

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MVMAC - thanks for the post. I just join the forum as I've been having lots of inconsistency with the traditional chipping stroke. This is great.  2 questions here for the rest of us 1. Can we use this stroke from rough around the green too? 2. what if the ball is kinda far from the green? let say 10-20 yard to the green(edge) and the hole is another 10-20 yard from the green? Can we also do this? (should we hinge the wrist to create more speed? Thanks all Saenar

Saenar go to the search bar and type in quickie pitching video. Thats the shot when you are a few yards off the green or more. I can hit that style of pitch shot from 3 to50 yards probably more.

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Thanks Jakester23!!!...i will go there right now. Hopefully, it's good enough for my weekend!!

I can't emphasize enough what the videos say about taking the hit instinct out of the shot. For me I feel the tempo of my back swing and match the tempo going into the shot. When I struggled(which was rare) with this shot I would try to hit the ball. I know this sounds weird but you should be thinking about tempo more than the hit. When I'm really doing the pitch correctly I don't even know I hit the ball I just feel I had the tempo back and forth perfect.

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MVMAC - thanks for the post. I just join the forum as I've been having lots of inconsistency with the traditional chipping stroke. This is great.

2 questions here for the rest of us

1. Can we use this stroke from rough around the green too?

2. what if the ball is kinda far from the green? let say 10-20 yard to the green(edge) and the hole is another 10-20 yard from the green? Can we also do this? (should we hinge the wrist to create more speed?

Thanks all

Saenar

You could chip this way out of light rough where you don't have to carry the ball very far.  For most shots out of the rough you'd be best served to use more a pitch motion, more on that below.

Saenar go to the search bar and type in quickie pitching video. Thats the shot when you are a few yards off the green or more. I can hit that style of pitch shot from 3 to50 yards probably more.

Yep

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

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I can't emphasize enough what the videos say about taking the hit instinct out of the shot. For me I feel the tempo of my back swing and match the tempo going into the shot. When I struggled(which was rare) with this shot I would try to hit the ball. I know this sounds weird but you should be thinking about tempo more than the hit. When I'm really doing the pitch correctly I don't even know I hit the ball I just feel I had the tempo back and forth perfect.

Thanks Jakester23!!...i will hit the range today and will focus more on the tempo on the quickie pitching swing. I will also try to chip putt here.

I'm excited!!!..this could be my new weaponsss

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Has anybody found success in using a hybrid from this position? I have started to practice using that club to get used to the distance, or "pop" of the ball off of the hybrid (I use a Titleist 913, 3 hybrid) and once you get used to the fact that you have to trust the run out and not hit it hard, it seems to work well. It especially works well when your on the fringe with first cut of rough directly behind the ball. I feel it works better than bellying my sand wedge.

Of course it all depends on your position around the green and where the pin is located.

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Has anybody found success in using a hybrid from this position? I have started to practice using that club to get used to the distance, or "pop" of the ball off of the hybrid (I use a Titleist 913, 3 hybrid) and once you get used to the fact that you have to trust the run out and not hit it hard, it seems to work well. It especially works well when your on the fringe with first cut of rough directly behind the ball. I feel it works better than bellying my sand wedge. Of course it all depends on your position around the green and where the pin is located.

I've never had any success chipping with woods and hybrids. When I have the first cut of grass directly behing my ball, I was taught to raise the handle and chip off the toe of the club. I use the same stroke.

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Has anybody found success in using a hybrid from this position? I have started to practice using that club to get used to the distance, or "pop" of the ball off of the hybrid (I use a Titleist 913, 3 hybrid) and once you get used to the fact that you have to trust the run out and not hit it hard, it seems to work well. It especially works well when your on the fringe with first cut of rough directly behind the ball. I feel it works better than bellying my sand wedge.

Of course it all depends on your position around the green and where the pin is located.

I played around with using a hybrid to chip but always found it to be too hot, couldn't get used to it. A lot of people do chip with their hybrid though.

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Has anybody found success in using a hybrid from this position? I have started to practice using that club to get used to the distance, or "pop" of the ball off of the hybrid (I use a Titleist 913, 3 hybrid) and once you get used to the fact that you have to trust the run out and not hit it hard, it seems to work well. It especially works well when your on the fringe with first cut of rough directly behind the ball. I feel it works better than bellying my sand wedge.

Technique would be the same, handle high, stand closer to it, arms bent.  Hybrids and fairway woods are good clubs to use if you ball is on the fringe and up against the rough.

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Mike I was wondering with this method of chipping how do you determine what club to use? I really struggled chipping this year(I think mainly because of technique) and I was always questioning which club to use. I tried using my 50 degree wedge and seemed to not get any rollout. I would also use my 7 iron on farther shot and would have the opposite problem.  Is there a way to know which club to use depending on how far the shot is? Or do you use one club and adjust how far you carry the ball onto the green?

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Mike I was wondering with this method of chipping how do you determine what club to use? I really struggled chipping this year(I think mainly because of technique) and I was always questioning which club to use. I tried using my 50 degree wedge and seemed to not get any rollout. I would also use my 7 iron on farther shot and would have the opposite problem.  Is there a way to know which club to use depending on how far the shot is? Or do you use one club and adjust how far you carry the ball onto the green?

I would recommend using the clubs between you 50* and 7 iron ;-) Juuuust kidding

You just have to practice it a bit using different clubs so you have an idea of how far they run out.  What I really like about this technique is how consistent the ball comes off the face, that obviously helps a lot.  Most of the time I use this shot it's with a 7,8,9 iron but I've also used it with a gap wedge and 5 iron.  I  don't practice these shots with my 5 iron but I have a decent idea how far my 7-9 irons run out.  My suggestion is to get good at contact, which doesn't take that much time for this stroke and distance control will come.

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Ok thanks. I'm in Wisconsin so I have some time before I can practice. I had this shot (the way I used to do it) kill me twice on my best round of my life. So I want have this shot be a strength not a weakness.

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Ok thanks. I'm in Wisconsin so I have some time before I can practice. I had this shot (the way I used to do it) kill me twice on my best round of my life. So I want have this shot be a strength not a weakness.

Yeah you could even practice it on your carpet or something.  Cool thing with this stroke is even if you're a little off with your club selection, it won't "kill you" on the hole.

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That's great. I would putt through 2 or 3 yards to avoid this type of shot. I like the idea of practicing in my house I will do thanks coach.

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Most of the time I use this shot it's with a 7,8,9 iron but I've also used it with a gap wedge and 5 iron.  I  don't practice these shots with my 5 iron but I have a decent idea how far my 7-9 irons run out.

Is this a product of the courses you play? I find the same in my short game, as well. I can't think of a single hole I regularly play at where a 5i chip wouldn't just roll right off the green. Would it be worth it to practice with that club (or longer) to get a better understanding of the rollout, or would that just be a waste of time?

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Is this a product of the courses you play? I find the same in my short game, as well. I can't think of a single hole I regularly play at where a 5i chip wouldn't just roll right off the green. Would it be worth it to practice with that club (or longer) to get a better understanding of the rollout, or would that just be a waste of time?

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.

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