What clubs do you generally chip/pitch with green side?



  • CISM WayneCISM Wayne Members Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    I prefer to get the ball rolling like a putt whenever I can. To that end I try and use the PW off the back foot when I can. That said, I will use almost any club to fit my perception of the required shot. To be perfectly honest though, I carry a 60 but almost never “chip” with it. Lob it over or out of a bunker, yes... But hate that much loft for routine stuff around the green.
  • uhs82uhs82 Members Posts: 245 ✭✭✭
    Bobb3rdown wrote:

    Generally my 54°, unless I need to get the ball up fast and stop. Once the greens dry off from the morning dew i mainly play a low pitch and chip and run. Can do everything i need to with my 54

    This has typically been my strategy for years and it’s worked well, especially at my home course where I knew how the ball was going to react on the green. I didn’t join my course this past year and just played different courses in the area. In doing so I found that I had better success by using different clubs and went to more of a running shot with less loft.
    PING G400 Max, 10.5°
    PING G30 3 Wood
    PING G30 Hybrids, 19°/22°
    PING i E1, 5-U
    PING Glide, 54°/58°
    Odyssey Protype #5
  • alcap26alcap26 Charter Members Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Depends on the carry needed. LW, GW, PW, 8 iron, and 23 degree hybrid.
  • chisagchisag Members Posts: 3,021 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    ... When I first started playing I struggled with chipping and pitching like everyone else. An instructor recommended using your LW for every shot around the green and once you became proficient, move on to other clubs an different kinds of shots. Well after year of exhaustive practice sessions, I became so proficient with my LW I never moved on to other clubs.

    ... I will add while there are certainly advantages to using multiple clubs, the advantage of using just one club is, it takes the changing conditions on different courses out of play. An aggressive one hop and stop is equally effective on slow greens or fast greens. I throw it right at the flag on slow greens with a short hop and dead stop while on fast greens I land a little shorter as one linger hop and stop turns into a hop and trickle a few feet. Of course it takes anomalies in the green or tiers/ridges/slopes out of play as well.
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    Cobra F8 18.5* ... Even Flow Blue 75s
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    TaylorMade UDi 18* TP 2 iron... Kuro Kage Black 90hy
    4-pw TaylorMade P760 ... Recoil Prototype 95's
    SM6 52* F Grind /SM7 D Grind 58* ... Recoil 110s
    Bobby Grace 6330 ... 33.5"
  • RH82RH82 Members Posts: 2,089 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    56* like 95% of the time.
    Titleist 917 F2 (16.5*)
    Callaway Apex (20*)
    Srixon Z785 (4-PW)
    Cleveland RTX-4 (50*/56*/60*)
    Odyssey Tank #7
  • MitchellGolfingMitchellGolfing Members Posts: 1,329 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I generally use my 58 but I’ve experimented hitting some bumps with my 7i and liked the results.
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    Adams Tightlies 16*,Stock stiff
    Wilson Reflex 4-G Uniflex stock steel
    Cleveland RTX 588 2.0 54/58* Wedge flex
    Ping Anser 33” Superstroke 3.0
  • crazygolfnutcrazygolfnut CrazyGolfNut Members Posts: 1,190 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I use anywhere from a 8 iron to my 56 degree. Depends on how much run I need.
    • Driver: ________ Ping G400 Max
    • Woods: _______ Ping G410 3 & 5 woods
    • Hybrids: ______ Titleist 818H1 21* & 25*
    • Irons: _________ Titleist 718 AP1 6-W
    • Wedges: ______ Titleist Vokey SM6 52.08F & 56.08M
    • Putter: ________ Rife Mid Mallet 400
    • Ball: ___________ Snell MTB Black Yellow & Srixon Q-Star Tour Yellow
    • Bag: ___________ Datrek Lite Rider
    • GPS: ___________ Bushnell NEO Ghost
    • Rangefinder: __ Precision Pro NX7
    • GHIN: _________ HCP floats between 10 and 12

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  • dlygrissedlygrisse KansasMembers Posts: 13,442 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Most used is the 58*

    If I want more run the a 45* pw

    Running quickly a 7 iron.

    I’ve used every club in the bag but a driver, hybrid chips are handy on occasion, but those are the 3 most common.

    Ping G400
    Callaway Epic Flash 3w, Ping G410 7 wood
    Ping G 4-U
    Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 54, Vokey M Grind 58
    Grips NDMC +4
    Odyssey Pro #1 black
    Jones Utility
    ECCO Biom Hybrid 3
  • St JimmySt Jimmy Members Posts: 449 ✭✭✭✭
    I prefer a higher lofted club around the greens.

    That way I can aim 5 feet short of the flag and fly it all the way there instead of guessing on how much release I need.

    If it's a very tight lie or short sided, i've been known to use my 8 iron.
    Ping G400
    Ping G SFT 5W
    Mizuno MP18 Fli Hi 3 iron
    Miura CB-57 3-PW
    Miura Y Grind 51
    Miura K Grind 56
    Scotty Golo 3
  • johnroyal519johnroyal519 Members Posts: 86 ✭✭
  • High Plains DriverHigh Plains Driver Chip Yipper Extraordinaire Members Posts: 2,379 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Anything from a 7 iron through my 58°.

    It has taken me years and years (and many wasted shots) to accept the fact that the lower the trajectory, the better the average result. I don't throw the ball in the air any higher than I am forced to.
    I am not brand loyal. I am just seriously OCD.

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    Hybrid: Cobra Baffler MM 20° & 23°(The Original)
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    Wedges: Vokey SM4 52° & 58°
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport
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  • calfan36calfan36 Members Posts: 195 ✭✭✭
    Usually 58. I should practice with lower lofted clubs tho
  • StonewalledStonewalled Members Posts: 1,527 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    edited Nov 24, 2018 #44
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  • bladehunterbladehunter Today was a good day... south carolinaMembers Posts: 27,583 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Anything from an 8i (36°) to a 58° wedge (including putter of course). It all depends upon lie, slope, green speed, etc... .

    Absolutely. Could be anything.
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    Ping G410 15.5* Graphite Design ADDI 8x
    Ping G410 21* ADDI 105x 
    Ping Blueprint  3-PW   Modus 130X 
    Ping Glide Forged   54 60 s400
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  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members Posts: 1,309 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Depending on the lie and distance, it’s a 60*, 56*, PW, 2 iron, 3 wood and putter.

    Pretty much covers everything lol
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    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • bogeyprobogeypro The Original Bogeypro ALClubWRX Posts: 3,260 ClubWRX
    edited Nov 25, 2018 #47
    I do all green side work with 56 m grind vokey. Will use pw for long bump and runs.
    Titleist TS3 8.5 
    Titleist TS2 15* 
    Mizuno JPX 850 2 hybrid
    Mizuno MP 18 SC 4-pw
    Mizuno T7 50/55/60 wedges
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5.5m
  • BearQBearQ Members Posts: 3,597 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭

    Anything from an 8i (36°) to a 58° wedge (including putter of course). It all depends upon lie, slope, green speed, etc... .

    Absolutely. Could be anything.

    As it should be

    Especially if the course is a “good test of golf”
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    Srixon Z945 (4-P) - Nippon SPB X
    Nike VR Forged (56DS) | Cleveland RTX2 raw (60.08W)
    Spider Tour Black 35" - ping blackout

  • jb20jb20 Members Posts: 61 ✭✭
    I use my 56 more often then anything. Sometimes I’ll use a 7 iron since PA is nothing but hills so I can run it down hill easier.
  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members Posts: 2,334 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    I use my 54* most of the time and I manipulate the **** out of the face for different trajectories. I've always done that over going to say, an 8i as I feel like I can stay aggressive. I'll use more loft if i'm short sided or in a nasty lie that I need to maintain more speed through, my 58* normally gets that job. After that the 62* is for emergencies, hard bunkers, or silly shots only.
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    Callaway XHot 3Deep Pro 14.5* Fujikura Motore VC 8.3 Tour Spec X || Nike SQ2 13* Diamana Blueboard 83x
    Nike Tour Issue SQ2 17* Diamana Blueboard 103x || SQ2 15* Diamana Blueboard 93x
    PING Anser 20* Aldila Rogue Black 110MSI 105h Tour-X || Taylormade V-Steel 21* Project X Rifle Satin 6.5
    Mizuno MP-H4 3i 21* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-H4 4i 24* Project X PXi 7.0
    Mizuno MP-59 4i-PW 24*- 48* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Mild Raw 8620 54* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey  SM6 58* Oil Can Low Bounce K-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx1
    Vokey Special 62* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision FCM 7.3 SSx2
    Scotty Cameron Santa Fe Bullseye shaft

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  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members Posts: 32 ✭✭
    I'll use any club really, longer irons for longer chip shots and the wedges where I need the ball to stop a bit quicker.

    I actually don't like relying on too much soon around the green, I prefer the ball to roll like a putt so tend to use lower lofted clubs
  • erock9174erock9174 North Canton, OHMembers Posts: 3,981 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    56* CBX

    If short sided or need to carry an obstacle 64* Sure Out

    Driver: Callaway Epic Flash 12* | Even Flow Green 55
    Hybrids: Cobra King OS 3/4 | 4/5 | Recoil 460 ES
    Irons: Ping G700 6-UW | Modus 105
    Wedges: Cleveland CBX 56*/60* - Callaway Sure Out 64*
    Putter: Ping Sigma 2 Tyne 4 Platinum

    Handicap: 10.5

  • PulledabillPulledabill Members Posts: 355 ✭✭✭✭
    Might be a 5i or a 58. Just depends on length, lie, speed, short sided, over bunker, etc;.
  • Viktoryred3Viktoryred3 Just playing the game... Members Posts: 186 ✭✭✭
    I’d say my 54* is my most versatile club around the greens. I can open the face to get it up faster and land with more bite, or de-loft it to get more rollout. If I’m really short sided I’ll go 60*. If I need a bunch of run I’ll go PW or 9i
  • lawsonmanlawsonman Freeport, IllinoisMembers Posts: 5,547 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Lowest lofted iron that gets me to the hole. 8 iron is my favorite followed by PW.
    Welcome to where dumb opinions are better than no opinion. :)

    Ping G400 9°
    Ping Anser 17,20,23, hybrid
    Ping G410 6-UW
    Ping Glide 54,58ES
    Scotty Cameron Newport 3
    Ping DLX Bag

    Snell MTB Black
  • ebrasmus21ebrasmus21 Serial Shanker CAMembers Posts: 5,707 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    If it has to be an aerial attach then 60 or 54. If it's a ground attack then usually 8i.
    G400 LST - TPT proto
    TM M3 - Rogue Silver 110MSI 70S
    21* Fourteen Type 7 Driving Iron - HZRDUS Black 6.5 105g
    4 - PW Mizuno MP 18 MMC - SteelFiber FC115
    50, 54, 60 RC Dual Bite - SteelFiber i125
    Evnroll ER5
    Snell MTB Black
  • princelyrynoprincelyryno Members Posts: 57 ✭✭
    How does your strategy change depending on lie? Higher lofted out of the rough, lower lofted on tight lies?
  • ThinkingPlusThinkingPlus South TexasClubWRX Posts: 1,723 ClubWRX

    How does your strategy change depending on lie? Higher lofted out of the rough, lower lofted on tight lies?

    Any lie, including tight ones, where you can easily get a club on the back of the ball with a shallow strike allows any club to be used. Basically pick your shot and club and have at it. As the lie worsens the loft and bounce need to increase to extract the ball in a somewhat reliable way. Then it all comes down to carry, slope, and green speed for the type of shot to attempt.
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    3W: Callaway Rogue w/Project X Evenflow 5.5 Graphite R-flex
    Hybrids: Callaway Apex 3h, 4h w/MR Kuro Kage 80HY S-flex
    Irons: Maltby TS-1 5i-GW w/KBS Tour R-flex
    Sand Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM7 54/08 M Grind w/KBS Tour R-Flex
    Lob Wedge: Titleist Vokey SM6 58/04 L Grind w/TT Wedge Flex
    Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura X w/Super Stroke Claw 1.0
    Ball: Titleist AVX (wind) or ProV1X (tournaments) in yellow
  • Jimjam651Jimjam651 Members Posts: 32 ✭✭

    How does your strategy change depending on lie? Higher lofted out of the rough, lower lofted on tight lies?

    I tend to use more loft out of the rough around the green so I can hit it a bit harder to help with the quality of strike.

    With tight lies it depends on what type of shot fits best. If I've got a lot of green to work with / less fringe I'll hit a low chip shot, if it's a shot where the ball needs to stop quickly I'll use a bit more loft.

    Although really it depends on what you're comfortable with.
  • uwhockey14uwhockey14 Madison WIUnregistered Posts: 305 ✭✭✭✭
    Cwebb wrote:

    I prefer to use "lower" lofted clubs whenever possible to get a bump and release....instead of a bounce bounce check. So I'll go all the way down to a low 30's loft club, if only a few feet of carry is necessary with a lot of green afterwards

    If an average golfer wanted the easiest way to take strokes off their game this is exactly what they would do, but they won't, they will stick to chunking 56 or 60 degree wedges and wasting shots around the green. I never understood the mindset of the average golfer... they could improve their game by doing nothing else than changing their approach to their game between their ears. I guess I always was more proud of shooting a low score than doing what everyone else was doing....
  • RainShadowRainShadow Tucson AZ (for now)Members Posts: 3,881 ✭✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Depend’s on the lie, but pitch and run: anything from my MD4 54* to 8 iron.

    Chip and more check 54* and 58*, depending on lie, sometimes 50*
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    Rogue 17* Atmos Blue TS or Xhot 15* OG Blueboard 73s
    G 410 19* Tour 85 R
    Apex  23 & 26 Kuro Kage S
    Cobra Forged Tec Black 6-GW Modus 105s 
    RTX4 54/10 and 58/8 2 dots
    Bettinardi BB1/ Toulon Madison H1 neck (L)
    Some kind of 3 or 4 piece urethane covered soft feeling ball

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