The most common definition of a chip shot is that it has more ground time than air, with very little carry and more time bouncing and rolling on the green. This shot often occurs very close (within a few yards) from the green and requires a smaller swing than a pitch shot .
The difference between a chip and a pitch is that the pitch shot flies farther than it rolls, and the chip shot rolls farther than it flies. A chip can travel a longer distance than a pitch . You should ask, “What’s a short game shot ?” The short game starts at half the average carry distance of your highest lofted club.
Hitting down through your chip shots , just like you should be hitting down on your full iron shots , will enable the ball to pop up nicely each and every time. If you do only one thing right with your chip shots , make sure you are hitting down through the ball.
The second golf tip today is called the rule of 12 . It goes as follows, and we will keep it simple by using a distance of 12 feet. Each foot would be “one part”. You want the club you use to land that many “parts” away from you, while using a putting style stroke to your swing.
If you have to CHIP , the order of club choice will be 7-iron first, pitching wedge second and sand wedge last. The sand wedge will be used in heavy-grass lies because of the heavy weight of the club head. If you can ‘t putt it or chip -and-run the ball, your last and final choice will be a pitch shot.
Whether you ‘re facing a shot from the dry bank of a lake or trying to hit it back into play from the edge of the water, you can ground your club just like you would in the middle of the fairway. Removing loose impediments in a bunker or your ball.
Know your pitching wedge loft. If it’s 45 degrees or less, add three more wedges that are spaced apart by no more than 4-5 degrees each. So generally think about putting in a gap wedge that’s 48 or 50 degrees, a sand wedge that’s between 54 and 56 degrees, and a lob wedge that’s between 58 and 60 degrees.
between 75 and 90 yards