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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
What club did tiger pick?
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
use any thing from a 7 to 56 . Have even used a hybrid on occasion.
Overconfidence and reckless abandon, thats what I chip with. 😆
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.
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.
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*.
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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.
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Inside 20 yards, I've decided to go either high or low:
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.
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
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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.
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.
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)...
I’ve got my wife chipping with a hybrid and it has helped her tremendously.
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.
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
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.
It depends on the situation. Anything from a 50º to a 62º
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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