Who chips with what?



  • JtalberdaJtalberda Members  29WRX Points: 44Handicap: 9Posts: 29 Bunkers
    Joined:  #32

    Great question. Love reading everybody’s thought process. I personally use a 58 if it is a tight pin location but if I have a lot of green to work with I use either my 54* or 48* SM7. Like somebody said, use the lowest club you are confident with dependent on pin location. I used to use solely a 58 but found that I kept hitting the ball very thin or blading it. When I switched to my 54 and 48 I was much more consistent - I’m assuming it’s a mental thing but who knows!

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • Hawkeye77Hawkeye77 IowaClubWRX  21428WRX Points: 5,379Posts: 21,428 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #33


    58 degree, 54 degree mostly. But anything 8i-50 degree, and hybrid sees a fair amount of use from fringe when I can't putt it.

  • jomattyjomatty Members  63WRX Points: 14Posts: 63 Bunkers
    Joined:  edited May 23, 2020 4:47pm #34

    I am kind of the opposite. I use a 58 for almost everything but my miss is usually a short fat shot. I think I’m going to try to start using my 54 a little bit more often.

    Post edited by jomatty on
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers  29687WRX Points: 2,645Handicap: 0.0Posts: 29,687 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  edited May 23, 2020 3:40pm #35

    60 degree for anything inside say, 30-40 yards.

    I have SGI gap wedge and sand wedge that i use for mostly full swings only

    Cobra F9 w/Fujikura Atmos TS Black 7
    Cobra F9 FW w/ Matrix Black Tie 80
    Ping G400 Crossover 20 w/KBS Tour Proto Hybrid
    Ping G410 4-SW w/S300
    Ping Glide 3.0 Eye2 60 w/S300
    SGC NorthWood center shaft 400g
  • James the Hogan FanJames the Hogan Fan Members  1154WRX Points: 782Handicap: 12Posts: 1,154 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #36

    If there is green and room to roll, 40° 8 iron. If there is no room, 56/60° come in to play. 56° preferred if the lie is at all questionable. 60 for when something must be cleared.

    Golfing in Finland!
    Taylormade R15
    W/S Fybrid 3W
    W/S Fybrid 5W
    Hogan Apex 2003 (3-E)
    Mizuno 56
    Maxfli Revolution 60
    Macgregor Jackie Pung Putter #10

  • BiggErnBiggErn Members  2843WRX Points: 733Posts: 2,843 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #37

    Probably my 58* 50% of the time, my 64* 40% of the time, and everything else 10% of the time. I only use my 54, GW, or PW if it’s a marginal lie and/or I have a lot of flat green to work with. Of course I’ll occasionally putt around the green when the situation dictates as well.

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • GseaGsea Members  22WRX Points: 39Posts: 22 Bunkers
    Joined:  #38

    Two schools of thought. 1. which I use is whatever club you think will get u closes to the hole mine could b a 5i to a 54. 2. Tiger told Annika Sorenstam to pick the club you want to chip with and use that club exclusively and learn all the shots with it.

  • forrester_fireforrester_fire Members  207WRX Points: 117Handicap: 11Posts: 207 Fairways
    Joined:  #39

    I chip with everything up to a 7 iron, but 54 is my go-to around the green. I'll use my 58 if I'm short-sided, but less loft leaves more options in my opinion; you can always open it up if you want more height and less roll-out.

  • jomattyjomatty Members  63WRX Points: 14Posts: 63 Bunkers
    Joined:  #40
  • WarrickWarrick ClubWRX  11520WRX Points: 1,341Handicap: 7Posts: 11,520 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #41

    52* s grind MD5 bent 1 weak to 53

    i feel like I have a chance to hole out from any decent position, had 3 in one bucket tourney this year, 8 on the season

    GBB 9* Ventus Black 6
    F9 Tour 3w\13.5 -Ventus black 7
    F9 Tour 5w\17.5- Smoke 70
    Mavrik 7w smoke 80
    Honma 737v TT Elevate Tour 
    MD5 48/53/58
    Odyssey SL Black Rossie 
    TM TP5X pix
  • NoTalentLeftyNoTalentLefty Members  3707WRX Points: 268Posts: 3,707 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #42

    use any thing from a 7 to 56 . Have even used a hybrid on occasion.

    Livin' proof that Lefties are not naturally talented.

    Driver Callaway Epic Flash 10.5 set to 9.5
    3 and 5 Wood Ping G15
    3-5 Hybrids Cobra Baffler XL
    6-PW Titleist AP1s
    50 degree GW Titleist SM4
    56 degree SW Vokey SM7 
    Ping Anser 6 Milled Putter
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • ValtielValtiel Konica-Minolta Bizhub Members  3512WRX Points: 1,578Handicap: 1.7Posts: 3,512 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #43

    Overconfidence and reckless abandon, thats what I chip with. 😆

    Mizuno ST190 9.5* Diamana X'17 70XX || Taylormade M1 430 8.5* Tensei Pro Orange V2 70TX
    Titleist 915FD 15* Kuro Kage 80XTS || Taylormade RSI UDI 16* Fujikura Motore Speeder HB 9.8 Tour-Spec X
    Titleist 915FD 18* Kuro Kage 90XTS || Titleist 818H1 18.25* Diamana Kai'li s103x Prototype 
    Callaway X-Forged UT 20* Kuro Kage XT 100TX Hybrid
    Callaway X-Forged UT 23* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 DPC 5i-7i 27*- 35* Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Bridgestone J40 CB 8i-PW 39*- 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 Rifle FCM 7.0
    Vokey Special 61* Black Oxide V-Grind Brunswick Precision Rifle FCM 7.0
    Scotty Cameron Newport Tour Red Dot

    WITB Thread
  • HappyGilmore22HappyGilmore22 Members  708WRX Points: 216Handicap: 3Posts: 708 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #44

    52 deg was perfect for chipping back when I had one. Now I use my 50 degree for most chips with green to work with. Doesn't work as well as the 52 deg and find myself choosing 54/58 often due to the elevated greens I'm playing a lot now.

    Titleist TS3 8.5 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana DF 70 TX
    Titleist TS3 14.25 deg - Project X Even Flow T1100 White 85 6.5
    Titleist 816 H2 19 deg - Mitsubishi Diamana D+ 90 X
    Titleist T200 4-5, T100 6-PW - Project X 6.5
    Titleist Vokey SM7 Jet Black 50.12 F, 54.10 S, 58.12 D - TT DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Special Select Newport 2
  • mantanmantan Members  2694WRX Points: 265Handicap: 13.5Posts: 2,694 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #45

    Chipping is very personal and there are a lot of ways to do it successfully.

    Like is the current trend, I chip using the bounce to make it a lot easier. I use my 50* and 58* for just about everything. My 50* is great for letting it run out. My full face 58* is a dart thrower.

    I feel like I can hit just about any short game shot with either of these clubs. I tried to use a lower loft club for more of a 'bump and run', but personally I struggle more when I bring different clubs into play.

    WITB (as of 5/8/20)
    Cobra Speedzone Extreme 10.5 (TL)
    Cobra Speedzone 5W
    PING G25 23* Hybrid
    Srixon Z565 5-PW
    Cleveland CBX 2 50*
    Cleveland CBX 2 54*
    Cleveland CBX Full Face 58*
    Cleveland Frontline Elevado
    Bridgestone Tour B RX/RXS
  • DMartiniDMartini at home on the rangeMembers  114WRX Points: 60Posts: 114 Fairways
    Joined:  #46

    depends on course & conditions IMO, my local doesnt have that many defended greens so i can use either a 7,8 or 9 iron to bump and run alot of the time, im quite comfortable doing the "b n r".

    i used to bag a PM Grind 58* but from the fairway inside the 90 meter mark in the height of summer i was rubbish with it (the club is magic in the right hands no doubt, im just rat sh*t with it) so i swallowed my pride and got a MD5 in 58*.


    ⟻ gamer set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ X-Forged UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '19 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ✦ Callaway MD5 Jaws 58° C Grind ✦ Ping Cadence TR

    ⟻ practice/backup set ⟼

    Ping G 9° ✦ Ping G 22° ✦ Apex UT 18° ﹢ 21° ✦ Apex Pro '16 4-AW ✦ Callaway PM Grind 1.0 56° ﹢ 58° ✦ Ping Cadence TR

  • rkillianrkillian Members  109WRX Points: 28Posts: 109 Fairways
    Joined:  #47

    I use my 54 for most chips. It has a wider, fuller sole than my 58. I will use the 58 if I really have to get up and over something. If I can at all bump and run it more I will use a my hybrid, 6, 8, or set gap wedge (normally the gap or 8 iron) as it is much safer shot. The local course I play most often had small greens but they are always on the slow side so I rarely need to use the 58 to get the ball to land and stop on a dime.


    Taylormade M2 (2016) 10.5 @ 11.25*

    Callaway Rogue 4 Wood 17*

    Callaway Rogue 4H 21*

    Tommy Armour TA1 5(24*) - GW(50*)

    Callaway MD4 54w and 58x

    Odyssey Red Jailbird Mini S

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • ChipNRunChipNRun Members  2282WRX Points: 524Posts: 2,282 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited May 24, 2020 2:55am #48

    Inside 20 yards, I've decided to go either high or low:

    • If I need some lift onto the green I go with a 58* LW... generally a slight cut shot, not a lob.
    • If it's a chip and run, I go with a 7i, toed in slightly and hit a modified putting stroke. My new irons have hollow heads, and a square-face hit tends to check up too quickly and not roll out enough.

    I've adjusted my swing on partial shots to engage the bounce, namely skim the ground with the sole of the club rather than hitting down on the shot with the leading edge. More reliable on distance control.

    What's In The Bag *...

    Driver: Calla XR16 Pro 10.5° (set open) / Fuji Evolution II TS Speeder 665 R-flex 63 gr.
    FWs: Tour Edge XRail 4W + 7W / GraphiteDesign G60 R-flex 60 gr.
    or Calla Alpha 815, set 16° + 20° / Fuji Motore Speeder 665 R-flex 62 gr.
    Hybrid: Cobra FlyZ 3H 19° + 4H 22° / Matrix VLCT Altus Lite flex 73 gr.
    Irons: Tour Edge CB Pro Tungsten 4i - PW** / KBS Tour 90 R-flex 101 gr.
           4i refitted with SteelFiber 780 HLS Hybrid shaft R Flex 75 gr.
    Wedge: Calla MD3 48°/8.SS + 54°/12.WS + MD.PM 60°/10  | KBS Tour R-flex 110 gr.  | Note: MD4 58°/8.C-grind may replace MD/PM
    Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne (face-balanced) / 34" w. Ping Pistol PP60 grip (stock)
    Bag: Sun Mountain Three 5 stand bag
    Ball: Calla SuperHot - orange
    * Either 7W or 3H left out, depending on course and season.
    ** Wedges: 46°and 48°are competing for bag space.
  • jbrunkjbrunk Central IllinoisMembers  703WRX Points: 170Handicap: 11Posts: 703 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #49

    My current setup (loft/bounce): 51.09° GW 56.14° SW 61.07° LW

    56° sees most of the duty, especially out of deep rough or moderate up slope

    61° use for fairway/tight lies & light rough to tucked pins, off a down slope, or above the hole

    51° primarily level or uphill lies, light rough or fairway, go to below the hole with green to work with, or popping off the bank onto an elevated green


    Ping G400 1W Alta CB 55

    Ping G400 3W Alta CB 65

    Ping G400 3Hy & 4Hy NV Green 85H

    Ping i200 4i-UW AWT 2.0

    Glide 2.0 50 54 58 AWT 2.0

    iNOVAi 3.0 CS

  • Chuck905Chuck905 Members  1495WRX Points: 287Handicap: 7Posts: 1,495 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  edited May 24, 2020 4:03am #50

    I’ve switch over to higher bounce wedges last year so it’s just point and shoot.

    LW 62* for short side shots and 55* SW for longer pin locations.

    I just prefer to fly it over the terrain or take the break and speed of pace out.

    Epic SZ 11* Tensei White 75
    Epic SZ Strong 3 Wood, 13.5*
    Callaway Apex 18mb (2-PW)
    RTX-4 54* and 60*
    Odyssey RX9 Putter
  • RobotDoctorRobotDoctor Senior Hacker ClubWRX  5380WRX Points: 1,130Posts: 5,380 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #51

    It depends on the type of shot I am trying to execute and the lie I have. If I have a very tight lie I might want to take a less lofted club and execute either a bump and run or a shot that runs a fair bit. I might use a 9 iron or pitching wedge. If I have a bit of green I want the ball to carry 1/3 of the distance and run out the rest of the way. I will probably use a 50-54 degree wedge. If I have short sided myself on a green or have to pitch it over a bunker I will use my lob wedge and open the blade up a smidge and take an accelerating swing at it.

    EAMUS CATULI! AC020303
  • sociojejesociojeje Members  59WRX Points: 45Posts: 59 Bunkers
    Joined:  #52

    I started golf with only 60 lob wedge. I used it for any shots within 60 yard for several years. Though that was a long long time ago 60 is still the most comfortable one (eight out of ten for any shots within 60)...

  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • jomattyjomatty Members  63WRX Points: 14Posts: 63 Bunkers
    Joined:  #53

    I’ve got my wife chipping with a hybrid and it has helped her tremendously.

  • eaglechipeaglechip Members  8WRX Points: 6Posts: 8 Bunkers
    Joined:  #54

    I use anything from 9 iron (40°) to lob wedge (58°) depending on lie, slope, carry distance, landing zone, green speed, pin location, etc. 50° and 54° are used the most.

    I recommend using only one wedge for a while and trying to hit different trajectorys. My chipping improved a lot since I figured out how to manipulate dynamic loft.

  • jomattyjomatty Members  63WRX Points: 14Posts: 63 Bunkers
    Joined:  #55

    That’s the way I learned over 30 years ago. My dad taught me to use a sw and then 60 degree as I got older for all green side chips. He was a scratch golfer that used the 60 degree for almost everything. He was great around the greens and I still find myself mimicking His style and holding the face when I need to keep the ball down. I am questioning this approach though now, which is why I started this thread. The answers and different approaches have been really valuable to me

  • getitdailygetitdaily Members  3608WRX Points: 619Handicap: +.5Posts: 3,608 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #56

    I only use 54 or 60. Which I choose to use depends solely on how much I have to carry the ball to hit my landing spot to run out. If I can use the 54 then I use it. I'm a fan of getting the ball rolling as quickly as possible.

    I don't practice regularly with any other club so chipping with anything else is out of my comfort zone. I will chip with a PW if I have a huge run out. But those shots don't happen often.

  • Sean2Sean2 Members  32677WRX Points: 2,939Posts: 32,677 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #57

    It depends on the situation. Anything from a 50º to a 62º


    Treat yourself as if you were someone you are responsible for helping. Jordan Peterson

    Too much sanity may be madness and the maddest thing of all is to see life as it is, and not as it should be. Cervantes

    In golf, the human mind has much higher capabilities to screw things up than the physics has to make things better. Unknown


  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • Golf64Golf64 Go Habs Go! Ontario, CanadaMembers  8423WRX Points: 457Handicap: ScotchPosts: 8,423 Titanium Tees
    Joined:  #58

    Depending on the lie and situation, I use every club in the bag to chip with, except driver. One of the reasons I love hybrids, very versatile! Not just for full shots.

    Super Bowl LII Champions
    Fly Eagles Fly!
  • deadsolid...shankdeadsolid...shank ClubWRX  15166WRX Points: 1,226Posts: 15,166 ClubWRX
    Joined:  #59

    I’ve always liked using my nine iron where possible. Keep the ball on the ground. But since my new course has most of the greens at least slightly elevated I’m finding myself using the 58* more than anything else.


  • MattM97MattM97 Members  1263WRX Points: 523Posts: 1,263 Platinum Tees
    Joined:  #60

    Will depends on the lie, greens and what I'm working with between me and the pin. I'll use anything from 5i to 60° and not gonna lie I probably do the best work with my 5-8i when it comes to chipping.

    WITB - Lefty
    Driver: Ping G410 Plus - 9° Draw - Tour 65S
    Fariway: Cobra F7 - 15.5° Draw - Tensei Blue 65S
    Hybrid: Ping G410 - 19° - Alta CB 70R
    Irons: Srixon Z585 - 4i to 7i - Z785 - 8i to PW - AMT Tour White S300
    Wedges: Callaway MD3 51° - Ping Glide 2.0 Stealth 56° - Ping Glide 60°
    Putter Rotation: Edel E-3 - TP Mills Handmade Trad II SIK Tour Proto - and many more.
    Balls: TaylorMade TP5X
    Bag: Ping Pioneer
  • GolfWRXGolfWRX Warning Points: 0  11 Members Posts: 11 #ad
    Joined:  ...

  • jjfcpajjfcpa Golf Nut Omaha, NEMembers  843WRX Points: 287Handicap: 12Posts: 843 Golden Tee
    Joined:  #61

    The percentages quoted are based on the percentage of the time that I have to hit a wedge.

    I have a set PW that I probably use only 5% of the time. I think this is because I'm playing from the men's tees and not a longer hitter, so I end up within 75 yards of the green when pitching.

    I have a Callaway Jaws MD5 48* approach wedge that I probably only use 10% of the time. Again, it has to be that certain distance and a full swing.

    I have a Callaway Jaws MD5 54* THAT I use probably 20% of the time. Generally only for full swings.

    I have a Callaway Jaws MD5 58* that I use the rest of the time and seldom for full swings. It's my favorite wedge and I could probably get rid of the 48* and 54* and not suffer much.


    Mavrik Driver 10.5* Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 3w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 5w Recoil ES440 F2

    Mavrik 4h Recoil ES Smacwrap 760 F2

    Callaway Apex CF19's 5i - PW Recoil 760 F2

    Callaway MD5 48* - 54* Project X Catalyst 80

    Callaway Chrome Soft 2020

    Stroke Lab One


Leave a Comment

Rich Text Editor. To edit a paragraph's style, hit tab to get to the paragraph menu. From there you will be able to pick one style. Nothing defaults to paragraph. An inline formatting menu will show up when you select text. Hit tab to get into that menu. Some elements, such as rich link embeds, images, loading indicators, and error messages may get inserted into the editor. You may navigate to these using the arrow keys inside of the editor and delete them with the delete or backspace key.