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.
The golfer may attempt to scoop the ball with a handsy motion, or take his eye off the ball too soon, or decelerate his swing approaching the ball. The results can be thin or topped chips, hitting behind the ball (fat), poor contact which leaves the ball short, or even shanking.
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.
According to the USGA, chippers are legal in golf because they are classified as irons. In order to have a legal chipper in your bag, you cannot have a putter grip on the club nor have a two-way chipper . The USGA considers a “long chipper ” to be illegal, so the club has to be the length of a 7-iron to a putter.
How to Know Which Golf Club to Use
|Club||Men’s Average Distance||Women’s Average Distance|
|6- iron||150 yards||130 yards|
|7 – iron||140 yards||120 yards|
|8- iron||130 yards||110 yards|
|9- iron||120 yards||100 yards|
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.