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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.

Ok, that's what I was thinking, thanks.

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neat way to chip. i tried it with a toe of my wedge and it rolls really well like a putt.

however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

i think this shot might be useful if Im in some divot around the green like from an old drainage hole.

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however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

IMO, this chip is more versatile than a putt. I also find it more consistent, but that may be because my long distance putting needs work.

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neat way to chip. i tried it with a toe of my wedge and it rolls really well like a putt.

however most of the time i just use my putter to roll the ball of the green

i think this shot might be useful if Im in some divot around the green like from an old drainage hole.

This shot also avoids any weird bounce you might get putting through the fringe.

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I think i will rely on my trusted method which is bump shot for uncomplicated ones with okay lies and lots of green to work with. My bump +run is more like a bump + lag as I tend to let the ball roll out like a lag putt to the back rim.

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I think i will rely on my trusted method which is bump shot for uncomplicated ones with okay lies and lots of green to work with.

My bump +run is more like a bump + lag as I tend to let the ball roll out like a lag putt to the back rim.

This thread is describing a shot that is basically a bump and run, you're just not playing it back in your stance and engaging the leading edge.  Just makes solid contact much easier to achieve.  The shots I'm hitting in the video are still landing just a few feet on the green and running out like a putt.

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Hi Mike thankyou very much for this. I have tried all sorts of chip putt methods. As someone said earlier in the back of the stance is the main culprit. I hinge and hold for most short game shots but sometimes the ground around the hole is rock hard or bumpy during summer. Sliding a wedge under is almost impossible. This method just gives the ball enough lift. I experimented with some clubs including the sand wedge. It's all about specific shots for certain situationss. There's no wrong or right club to me.

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I use this technique for chipping and it really has helped me around the greens.  One additional thing that significantly helped me with this method, and I did not see it mentioned here, but I see that Eric does this instinctually in his video - for me, its absolutely essential to focus on the spot of the ball, even after impact.  I always wanted to look up right at impact, and this dramatically reduced my success with this technique.  I still really have to be diligent with this - as my inclination is to always look up too early in the shot.  Hope this helps someone else...

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Been using this chipping method more and more.

Great when I have a short chip to a downslope green and I cant putt because of sticky fringe.

I find the toe of a LW works just fine.

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I use my 5 hybrid mostly now with a putting stroke takes some getting used to but i'm more consistent with it. I will try this method though and the pitch shot.

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I use this method pretty much every time I want to get the ball rolling ASAP. In fact, if I'm not pitching it, this is what I'm doing. I pitch a LOT more than I chip though.

8 iron it I want significant roll-out, about a 4-1 ratio

All the way down to a SW, about a 1-1 ratio.

I usually prefer to pitch and stick it with my 60* though.

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Yea. I use it quite a bit Uncomplicated chip method. I find I can hole a lot with this method when the green runs fast left to right ( I'm lefty)

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@mvmac I was just re-reading LSW. The method you show in the OP on the left as a harder way to chip is what we are instructed to do in the book page 44.

Ball in the middle to slightly back, hands ascending with a little wrist cock.

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@mvmac I was just re-reading LSW. The method you show in the OP on the left as a harder way to chip is what we are instructed to do in the book page 44.

Ball in the middle to slightly back, hands ascending with a little wrist cock.


Doug, this is "chipping with a putting method" which is one way to chip. The way we describe in LSW is more of a standard chip. It's a bit more complicated but not overly so. Both should look awfully simple to an observer. Slow, simple, relatively short. Nothing rushed or forced.

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On 11/10/2013 at 5:16 AM, mvmac said:

Some might call it a "chitch" or a "pip" (thanks Erik).  This is a style of chipping that's more reliable than the "ball back in the stance, hands forward, lean left" style of chipping.  Like with a traditional chipping motion, the swing is short, there is little wrist hinge but we aren't engaging the leading edge, there's very little shaft lean.  We are still using the bounce like in a pitch shot, hence the terms "chitch" or "pip".  We know bounce is extremely useful because it allows the club to glide through the grass.

 

A traditional chip shot can still be useful on occasion but by far most of your short game shots should be utilizing the bounce, whether it's a standard pitch, bunker shot or this style of chip/pitching that I'm sharing below.  This chipping with a putting stroke works great with irons off tight lies, in the video I'm using a 9 iron first and then a 7 iron at the end.

 

 

 

 

I've practiced this once at the range a long time ago (after seeing this thread) with some success.  I tried to use it a few times a couple of weeks ago with disastrous results.  Turns out I was being a dummy and using the wrong club (sand wedge).  Did it 3 times over the weekend - this time with my 50, although I would probably have success with even more club - and the results were all easy tap-ins for up-n-downs.  (One was a sever lip out that I thought was going to drop)

One thing I think helped me along is that I treated the whole thing like a putt.  Read the break and everything - something I don't normally do with shots without a putter in my hand.

I will definitely spend more time fine tuning this shot and will go to it a lot more. :beer: 

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31 minutes ago, Golfingdad said:

I've practiced this once at the range a long time ago (after seeing this thread) with some success.  I tried to use it a few times a couple of weeks ago with disastrous results.  Turns out I was being a dummy and using the wrong club (sand wedge).  Did it 3 times over the weekend - this time with my 50, although I would probably have success with even more club - and the results were all easy tap-ins for up-n-downs.  (One was a sever lip out that I thought was going to drop)

One thing I think helped me along is that I treated the whole thing like a putt.  Read the break and everything - something I don't normally do with shots without a putter in my hand.

I will definitely spend more time fine tuning this shot and will go to it a lot more. :beer: 

I just got the Callaway X-ACT chipper to test, do you think that motion would work with it too?  

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