what club do you chip with

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tell us what club you chip with
just wondering what club you chip with around the greens as i cant find a real winner as to what to chip with i mostly use 8 iron but i want to start perfecting the wedges to get them real close with a bit of check
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  • ShaitanShaitan Jr. Boomers  2056WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,056
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    Anything, but I'd say for a chip it will generally be 9i (1 part carry to 3 parts roll) or PW (1 part carry 2 parts roll), unless its either quite long, short...or there is something up with the green that i have to carry it further
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  • resist_hard.resist_hard. Account Hold  906WRX Points: 0Posts: 906
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    Like an idiot i go for every flag and usually short side myself. So 90% of my chipping is done with either a LW or SW.
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  • Slapjax7s Slapjax7s JERSEYMembers  2005WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,005 BST Banned
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    I use a 54* wedge. Mostly play bump and runs, no need to get high loft around the greens. Very trusted wedge for me.
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  • smithjohnjrsmithjohnjr Grinder16 Members  839WRX Points: 61Handicap: +2.5Posts: 839 Golden Tee
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    54 or 58. Usually 58. can hit it low or high. 90 percent of use is 58, 54 only if I have a long chip. I try to use one club and learn to hit many different shots with it
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  • BogeysBGoneBogeysBGone Members  274WRX Points: 0Posts: 274
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    Collo1992 wrote on Oct 28 2008, 06:22 AM:
    just wondering what club you chip with around the greens as i cant find a real winner as to what to chip with i mostly use 8 iron but i want to start perfecting the wedges to get them real close with a bit of check






    I agree with Shaitan.



    From your comment, it sounds like your ball does NOT check now? If not - I'd simply work on your technique for a little while to learn to pinch the ball. Then getting it close is as simple as understanding the "air/roll ratios" for your clubs and for normal shots.



    Air/Roll ratios for me on normal shots are:



    56* - 1/2

    PW 1/3 (meaning if it flies 1 yard, it will check and roll 3 yards more)



    I tend to use the PW more than the SW, and use the SW when I need to hit it higher than a PW.



    So as you approach the green - I "break up" the distance b/t the ball and the hole into 4ths - see below (Assume the X is the flag and the . is the ball. )



    X __ __ __x__ . (assume I'm hitting right to left)



    With PW I would pick a spot at x to land the ball - and with PW it will run 3 times farther and go into the hole at X. Hope this helps.



    FYI (I also actually look at where x ought to be - then try to actually land it 18 inches past x (so that the ball will actually make it past the hole at X).
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  • mditans10mditans10 Members  27WRX Points: 0Posts: 27
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    Either 54* or 58* 95% of the time i use my 58* though
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  • projamieprojamie 2 iron in the MBs? Could have alot of fun with that... Members  812WRX Points: 0Posts: 812
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    Use whatever the shot requires... today for instance i used a 60*, 54*, 8 iron, 5 wood, Putter... Thats 5 clubs for 5 different situations... Whatever situation you are in, play which ever shot is required, dont use a 54* all the time just because thats what you think you should chip with...



    When i pulled the 5 wood out my partner looked at me in shock, then i stuck it to 2 inches... Step out of your comfort zone and practice some shots and you might find you can play things you never knew you could...
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  • TM golf guyTM golf guy Members  9985WRX Points: 1Posts: 9,985 Titanium Tees
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    Anything from a 7 iron to my 60°. Just depends on the shot. I would say the majority of my chips are with my PW, 56°, and 60° though.
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  • xan_userxan_user Members  875WRX Points: 0Posts: 875
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    7,8,9,pw,54*,58*.
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  • SHEROSHERO SHERO Jr. Boomers  727WRX Points: 0Posts: 727
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    [quote name='BogeysBGone' date='Oct 28 2008, 03:47 PM' post='1309991'.

    FYI (I also actually look at where x ought to be - then try to actually land it 18 inches past x (so that the ball will actually make it past the hole at X).

    [/quote]



    By your logic, this would mean you would hit it 72" or 6' past with a PW and and 54" past with a sand wedge.
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  • funkyfedorafunkyfedora Members  2212WRX Points: 2Posts: 2,212 Platinum Tees
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    projamie wrote on Oct 28 2008, 02:35 PM:
    When i pulled the 5 wood out my partner looked at me in shock, then i stuck it to 2 inches... Step out of your comfort zone and practice some shots and you might find you can play things you never knew you could...






    I've gotten that look quite a few times. Then It turns to amazement when Im closer than them.
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  • BogeysBGoneBogeysBGone Members  274WRX Points: 0Posts: 274
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    Shero - no.



    Based on the diagram I drew, you actually want to land the ball 1.5 feet farther than the landing spot in the diagram - to give the ball a chance to go into or past the hole.



    Technically speaking the diagram will only get you to the front edge of the cup.



    It's just adding 1.5 feet/18 inches.
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  • bryceruddbrycerudd It's a dry heat Members  215WRX Points: 0Posts: 215
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    I use my 60* lob wedge for 95% of my shots around the green. I have a good feel for distance with it. Its probably my most versitile club.
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  • STD000STD000 Members  60WRX Points: 0Posts: 60
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    depends on the situation, but mostly 8i or 52*
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