What club do you use for the "chip n run" shot?

2

Comments

  • VengVeng Members Posts: 1,289
    I've used everything from a 60 degree wedge to a 3h for this shot. It all depends on exactly where it is and what I need it to do.
  • Fourmyle of CeresFourmyle of Ceres Unregistered Posts: 7,829 ✭✭
    If there's not much grass around the ball, usually about an 8-iron for an uphill chip or one that needs to run a long way. Pitching wedge if it's downhill or not so far to run out.



    If there's any grass at all around the ball (other than short fringe or fairway cut) I go to the gap degree wedge. If there's a lot of grass around the ball, sand wedge.



    Playing on Bermuda grass, we quickly learn that if there's any grass between clubface and back of the ball then clubhead speed is our friend. A surprisingly minor amount of sticky Bermuda will make the gentle "bump" with a straight-faced club into a crapshoot. Better to have a lofted club and get some velocity behind it, even if it means flying the ball well onto the green rather than rolling it.
  • dvdtdvdt Members Posts: 10,514 ✭✭
    PW

    TaylorMade M5
    TaylorMade Original One 13.5
    Ping Crossover 17
    Ping Blueprint 4-PW
    Vokey SM7 54 and 60
    Bettinardi Queen B

  • grantc79grantc79 New OrleansMembers Posts: 442 ✭✭


    I'm talking about chip shots within 5 yards of the green, where you are expecting some run out.



    I've used the 47* pw for a few months, with some success. On a level green, it's about a 1:2 carry to roll ratio.



    What club do you use for this shot?




    Give a hybrid a shot image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />



    If I'm within 2-3 yards of the green I use my hybrid a lot. Give's just enough launch to get it bouncing or hopping over the rough but then its like putting.
    Ping G410 Plus
    Ping G410 2 and 3 hybrid
    Mizuno Hot Metal Pro 4-GW
    Vokey SM6 56 and 60
  • golfbum9golfbum9 Members Posts: 2,914
    Depending on the lie and how much green there is to work with, from a 6i down
  • Jim ClarkJim Clark Banned Posts: 2,264
    Like others, depends on the lie, distance to the putting surface, and distance to the hole. Could be 4-iron to SW.
  • SullGolfSullGolf Members Posts: 8,811 ✭✭
    Generally either a 9i or 60*, depending on the amount of green I have to work with (and its slope) and how much grass (and type) I have to carry to get there.



    My short game probably isn't one to be emualted though:). I just try to keep it simple with those two because I don't play enough to trust myself with more.
  • KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGEKILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE 300 YARD DRAWS AND 10 LB HOOKS! Members Posts: 4,524


    If there's not much grass around the ball, usually about an 8-iron for an uphill chip or one that needs to run a long way. Pitching wedge if it's downhill or not so far to run out.



    If there's any grass at all around the ball (other than short fringe or fairway cut) I go to the gap degree wedge. If there's a lot of grass around the ball, sand wedge.



    Playing on Bermuda grass, we quickly learn that if there's any grass between clubface and back of the ball then clubhead speed is our friend. A surprisingly minor amount of sticky Bermuda will make the gentle "bump" with a straight-faced club into a crapshoot. Better to have a lofted club and get some velocity behind it, even if it means flying the ball well onto the green rather than rolling it.




    Great advice.
  • bobcatbobcat Members Posts: 3,926 ✭✭
    edited Nov 20, 2012 #41
    For a normal lie chip and run shot, I use one of my Cleveland Niblicks...Could be either my 37* or my 42* Niblick depending on green speed, how much spin I want, and how much rollout I feel I need for the shot.



    I have a high degree of confidence on these shots becuase I usually manage to get the ball up and down. Fanastic short game clubs those Niblicks!
    What's in Bobcat's Bag? (Showing more than 14 clubs due to options)

    Driver: TM 2015 9.5* SLDR-C - 45.5" Miyazaki Kusala Black 61s (tipped 1/2")
    Fairway: TM Tour-iussue V-Steel 15* 3W - 43.25" Fujikura 757 Speeder Stiff
    Hybrid Fairway: TM Rescue Fairway 15* '3-Strong'- 42.75" Fujikura VP-90 Stiff
    Hybrids: TM Rescue-Mid TP's 19*(3H) & 22*(4H) - Fujikura Vista Pro 90 Stiff
    Driving Irons: TM TP UDI's 16* (#1) & 20* (#3) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Shafts
    Irons: TM 2015 SLDR Irons (5-8i only) - KBS C-Taper Lite 110 Stiff Flex Steel
    Hybrid Wedges: Cleveland 2011 Niblicks - 42*PW /49*DW / 56*SW - Stock Steel
    Wedge: 2011 Cleveland CG-16 Black Pearl 58*/8* (SW/LW) - Stock Steel Shaft
    Putter: Bettinardi BBX-81 Blade - 35" Bettinardi Stock Steel Putter Shaft
  • Jack PearsallJack Pearsall Members Posts: 3,351 ✭✭
    8 iron
    Taylormade SLDR TP 430 10*
    Taylormade Aeroburner 15*
    Taylormade SLDR 19*
    Mizuno MP FliHi 21* 24*
    Mizuno MP-15 5-PW
    Mizuno MP T7 52* 58*
    Scotty Cameron TeI3 Newport Longneck
  • Dr. ShankensteinDr. Shankenstein Members Posts: 1,074 ✭✭
    I usually use a sandwedge (56) but this thread has got me thinking a little bit by using the other sticks in my bag. Great topic OP!
    PRGR 2015 (Red)Egg 10*/ Muziik Bangvoo Premium 240cpm
    TEE XCG6 4w /Muziik Bangvoo Premium 260cpm (tipped 1/4")
    PRGR 2015 (Red) Egg 5Ut 23*/ AXE hybrid stiff
    2015 OnOff Kuro 4-PW/ Modus3 120s
    Yururi Gekku 53*(bent 52) and 57* (bent 58)/  Nippon Modus3 125 Wedge
    Slighter FPR Portland/ Yamada Emperor2/ Epon I-33/Hiro Mz-18
  • KILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGEKILLEDBYASHANKEDWEDGE 300 YARD DRAWS AND 10 LB HOOKS! Members Posts: 4,524
    Regardless of what you are comfortable using , it would be a good thing to know exactly what each club does in the same situation. Get to the practice green and learn what you get with each club.
  • kblaheykblahey Kevbot Members Posts: 205 ✭✭
    9 iron
    Ping G 10.5 Tour 65 S
    Taylormade M2 16.5 HL Reax S
    Titleist 816H1 21 Hybrid Mitsubishi Diamana S
    TaylorMade MC 2014 4-PW KBS Tour S
    Titleist SM7 Vokey 50 DGS400
    Titleist SM5 Vokey 54, 58 DGS400
    Scotty Cameron Studio Stainless Newport 1.5 Prototype
  • Fourmyle of CeresFourmyle of Ceres Unregistered Posts: 7,829 ✭✭
    I asked my teaching-pro buddy at a lesson years ago what I should do for my chipping when the ball had a lot of grass around it. He was the one who gave me the answer "clubhead speed is your friend".



    I also attended a short-game clinic of his one time where the instruction and drills were all about learning to visualize the trajectory that each club creates on shots of various lengths around the green. Can't recall all the drills we used but the central idea was to visualize the ball landing on a certain spot then rolling out a certain distance. Then imagine the trajectory that matches up to that landing spot and rollout. Then choose something between 7-iron and lob wedge that will create the right trajectory.



    The problem with this approach is it totally varies with distance. So you from 20 yards a 9-iron might create a certain trajectory but from 25 yards because you're swinging a bit harder it might take a 7-iron to get the same height. So you need to spend a good bit of time around the practice green hitting various distances with various clubs to get those trajectories lodged in your memory.



    If you can't put in the practice time, probably best to stick to just a couple of different clubs and learn their trajectories from different distances.
  • PhilsFanDrewPhilsFanDrew Members Posts: 540
    I don't limit myself to one of two clubs. It depends where my ball is located and the proximity to the hole. If I am 5-7 yards off the green and the flag is in the middle and slopes downhill I will use a 56 degree to control the runout. If it is in the back of the green and all uphill I will use a 7 iron because I want it to run. If I am up against the fringe and rough I use a hybrid as a putter. I love going to the practice green and experimenting with different lies and club selection.
  • TFCC SouthTFCC South Members Posts: 65
    I am guessing it's a 9i at least 80% of the time.
  • BCCBCC Whatever works !!! Members Posts: 1,771 ✭✭
    Depends on a few things, but the 50* gets a work out around the greens for me.
    Titleist 913 D2 8.5* Rogue 70 S
    Titleist 915 16.5* Whiteboard 80 X
    Titleist 915 19* Whiteboard 90 S, 24* Whiteboard 100X
    Mizuno MP 53 KBS Tour S 1x SS SM4Oil Can 50* KBS
    SM4 Oil Can 54* KBS, Scratch Custom 58* KBS
    KP1 Carbon ---Cally Chrome Soft 2018
    TM TP5X
  • mwkbmwmwkbmw Play. Fast. North CarolinaMembers Posts: 2,486 ✭✭


    My chipper. It makes chipping so easy that it almost feels like cheating.




    I use a "belly" chipper. I hope they don't ban it, too. image/stop.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':stop:' />
    Ping i25 9* Tour Stiff
    Callaway 3Deep w/PX 6.0
    Ping i20 2 Hy & Idea Pro 4 Hy
    Ping i25 5-UW
    Scotty Cameron Notchback
    Ping Tour Gorge 54 & 58
  • k bk b Members Posts: 987
    PW or 8 iron almost always. never a 9i or 7i. if it's a foot or two off the green and in the fairway/fringe i may bust out the hybrid.
    Titleist 910D2 7.75* - TBD
    Titleist 910Fd 14.25* - Rombax P95
    Titleist CB 710 2i - DG S400
    Mizuno MP-14 3-PW - DG S400
    Vokey C-C 53/13 & 59/05 - DG S400
    Fastback No. 1
  • Tincup91Tincup91 Members Posts: 249
    I think any club up to a 5iron. Makes chip n runs so much easier when you know far each club will carry and release. You can put the same stroke on all of them and not rely on feel as much!

    If it's not a favourable lie, I won't go higher than an 8 iron, a slower swing can get caught in the **** and the ball could do anything.
    Titleist 910D3, 9.5, Miyazaki Indigo 56x
    Titleist 910F, 15, Diamana BB 83x
    Titleist 712U, 2, DG X100
    Titleist 710MB, 3-PW, DG X100
    Vokey C-C, 54 & 58, DG S400
    Scotty Cameron Circa 62
  • RRFirebladeRRFireblade AKA Jay. Members Posts: 4,782
    Hard to say. Assuming relatively normal conditions, lie, level green, excetera, could be 7i to P wedge.



    Depends on how much to carry the fringe and how much roll I need to get to the pin.
    XRP 8.5* XS
    XRP #3 XS
    Cally Apex MB 3i-9i PX 7.0
    Cally MD3 52*/56*/60*
    Scotty Studio Select Custom
  • south_side_leftysouth_side_lefty Members Posts: 1,112 ✭✭
    I don't actually have chip n run but I use a 52* for my skull or chunk.
  • willie54willie54 Members Posts: 24
    I usually use a 48 degree pitching wedge. I tried using multiple clubs in the past because I read in one of Tom Watson's books that he suggested that. I really struggled with my touch using this method. This year I tried it again using the runyan technique and the rule of 12. It's seems to be a pretty promising way to chip with multiple clubs. However I'm not totally comfortable with it and in a pressure situation I would go with the wedge. Next year I am going to put some more time into using the rule of 12.
  • rufus manglerrufus mangler Members Posts: 1,668 ✭✭
    Wish I would have read this last Friday. I used my 53 SW in a 4 round event and it was a disaster off the tight, muddy areas around the greens here.



    I'm usually pretty good with just a SW around the greens but it sounds like some short game practice with different clubs is in order.
    TM 2016 M2 9.5º
    TM RBZ 17 HL3º
    TM FCT Rescue 21º
    Srixon Z745 4-PW
    Titleist Vokey, 52.08, 56.14, 60v
    Cleveland HB Soft 11
    Srixon ZStar
    Hdcp 7
  • Curly SueCurly Sue Sue Members Posts: 3
    I use my putter whenever I can.
  • tbowles411tbowles411 ClubWRX Posts: 25,165 ✭✭
    Depends. I usually reach for a 7 iron, but it just depends on how much green I have to work with. If I want it to run less, I play less club.
    **Am I playing Mizuno or PING?  Who knows anymore!**
    PING Bruzer (I can't wait!)
    PING Vault 2.0 Craz-E **Backup**
  • Gone RightGone Right Members Posts: 236
    A very good tip I got from our Pro was that if you are looking to run a ball up a step in the green you must have it on the ground and rolling a few yards short of the step to get it to run out. If its in the air or bouncing when it gets to the step it will die. Seemed very obvious when he said it, and I couldn't for the life of me work out why it had taken me 30 years of golf to realise it.
  • homergolfhomergolf Bay Village, OHMembers Posts: 1,677 ✭✭
    8, 9, pw, or gw
    Ping G400, 9, adjusted to 10
    Epic Flash 3-wood, 15
    Rogue 5-wood, 19
    Epic 4 hybrid, 23
    AP3, 5-48*
    SM6 54, 10
    SM6 60, 8
    SC GoLo 3, 33"

    ...for now
  • Johnny HackJohnny Hack Aggressor Squadron Members Posts: 364
    Agree with many here that the specifics of the shot dictate my club choice
    Ping I25 9.5* PWR65 Stiff
    Callaway XHot 3 Wood Project X 6.0
    Ping G30 19* Hybrids TFC 419H Stiff
    Ping G30 4-UW CFS Distance Stiff
    Ping Tour Gorge 54* & 58* CFS Stiff
    Odyssey Works Rossie II
    Bridgestone B330RX
Sign In or Register to comment.