Who chips with what?
My default around the greens is to use a 58 degree wedge for almost everything. That’s the way I learned how to do it 30 years ago, and even though I took 20 years off, it is still what I’m most comfortable with. Unless there is a shot that almost begs to be hit low and allowed to run out (and even then I’m often inclined to just hood the face a little) I fall back on what I’m comfortable with, a higher degree wedge. I keep trying to force myself to learn to chip more with 7 and 8 irons, but just can’t develop the confidence. When I watch videos coaches definitely preach that Chipping with less loft is the way to go, so I’m inclined to believe it. That said, I often see pros defaulting to using the higher lofted wedges around the green, even on shots in which they keep the ball low or let it run out/use a wedge for a straightforward chip shot.
What do you guys like to do? Are there many good players that use a higher lofted wedge for the majority of their chip shots, or is that just an amateur move? Any insight is appreciated.