What club do you use for the "chip n run" shot?
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:07 AM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:17 AM
If there's any grass at all around the ball (other than short fringe or fairway cut) I go to the gap degree wedge. If there's a lot of grass around the ball, sand wedge.
Playing on Bermuda grass, we quickly learn that if there's any grass between clubface and back of the ball then clubhead speed is our friend. A surprisingly minor amount of sticky Bermuda will make the gentle "bump" with a straight-faced club into a crapshoot. Better to have a lofted club and get some velocity behind it, even if it means flying the ball well onto the green rather than rolling it.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:00 PM
I've used the 47* pw for a few months, with some success. On a level green, it's about a 1:2 carry to roll ratio.
What club do you use for this shot?
Give a hybrid a shot
If I'm within 2-3 yards of the green I use my hybrid a lot. Give's just enough launch to get it bouncing or hopping over the rough but then its like putting.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:07 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:26 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:34 PM
My short game probably isn't one to be emualted though:). I just try to keep it simple with those two because I don't play enough to trust myself with more.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:54 PM
I have a high degree of confidence on these shots becuase I usually manage to get the ball up and down. Fanastic short game clubs those Niblicks!
Edited by bobcat, 20 November 2012 - 01:01 PM.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:55 PM
Cally X-Hot 17* 4w stock PxV
Cally X-Hot 22* & 19* stock shafts
Bridgestone J38 DPC 5-P NSPro 1050GH
SnakeEyes 695lz 54*&60* DG spinners
Rife Aussie Mallet/Rife Abaco
Posted 20 November 2012 - 12:58 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:09 PM
Cobra Amp Cell 5-7 Fairway, 3-4 Hybrid
TaylorMade MC 2014 3-PW KBS
Titleist SM5 Vokey 54, 58
Scotty Cameron Newport 1.5 Prototype
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:24 PM
I also attended a short-game clinic of his one time where the instruction and drills were all about learning to visualize the trajectory that each club creates on shots of various lengths around the green. Can't recall all the drills we used but the central idea was to visualize the ball landing on a certain spot then rolling out a certain distance. Then imagine the trajectory that matches up to that landing spot and rollout. Then choose something between 7-iron and lob wedge that will create the right trajectory.
The problem with this approach is it totally varies with distance. So you from 20 yards a 9-iron might create a certain trajectory but from 25 yards because you're swinging a bit harder it might take a 7-iron to get the same height. So you need to spend a good bit of time around the practice green hitting various distances with various clubs to get those trajectories lodged in your memory.
If you can't put in the practice time, probably best to stick to just a couple of different clubs and learn their trajectories from different distances.
Posted 20 November 2012 - 01:32 PM
Posted 20 November 2012 - 03:45 PM
Titleist 915 16.5* Whiteboard 80 X
Titleist 915 21* Whiteboard 90 S
Mizuno MP 53 4-PW C-Taper S
Mizuno NF52 Vokey SM4 54, Scratch Custom 58* KBS Tour
KP1 GSS---ProV1X #73
Posted 20 November 2012 - 04:04 PM
Callaway 3Deep w/PX 6.0
Ping i20 2 Hy & Idea Pro 4 Hy
Ping i25 5-UW
Scotty Cameron Notchback
Ping Tour Gorge 54 & 58
Posted 20 November 2012 - 06:19 PM
Titleist 910Fd 14.25* - Rombax P95
Titleist CB 710 2i - DG S400
Mizuno MP-14 3-PW - DG S400
Vokey C-C 53/13 & 59/05 - DG S400
Fastback No. 1
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:18 PM
If it's not a favourable lie, I won't go higher than an 8 iron, a slower swing can get caught in the **** and the ball could do anything.
Titleist 910F, 15, Diamana BB 83x
Titleist 712U, 2, DG X100
Titleist 710MB, 3-PW, DG X100
Vokey C-C, 54 & 58, DG S400
Scotty Cameron Circa 62
Posted 20 November 2012 - 09:25 PM
Depends on how much to carry the fringe and how much roll I need to get to the pin.
RHT #3 XS
Cally MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
Cally Forged 52*/56*/60*
Scotty Studio Select Custom
Posted 20 November 2012 - 10:28 PM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:39 AM
I'm usually pretty good with just a SW around the greens but it sounds like some short game practice with different clubs is in order.
2011 FCT 21 Hybrid
2011 MC 4-PW
ATV 52, 58, sometimes a old Vokey Special 60V
I like putters. I use 4 different ones.
Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:53 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:13 AM
Posted 21 November 2012 - 08:18 AM
Callaway XR Pro 14*, XR 4 fw
915 hd 20.5*, Covert 2.0 Tour 23* (24*)
Nike VRS Covert 2.0 Forged, 5-A irons
Vokey SM5 58* wedge
SC GoLo 3 33" putter
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