The Bump And Run Chip Shot
The bump and run chip shot is very useful and a good way to shave strokes off your golf scores. When you have a lot of green to work with in between you and the hole, try to get the ball rolling to the hole quickly instead of hitting a high shot and landing it close to the hole. You will be more accurate and hit it closer to the hole on average when you allow the ball to role to the hole. It is easier to control the golf ball when it is rolling on the green than when it is in the air. Chipping with this shot can be used with any short iron club from a wedge all the way to about a 6 iron. There is a rule of thumb or general guideline you can follow which allows you to judge the distance and know which club to use on any shot. On a chip shot, the goal is to get the ball running on the green as quickly as possible. It is easier to control the golf ball when it is rolling on the green than when it is in the air. So when you have a chip shot, pick a spot two paces into the green on which to land the golf ball. Then plan for the ball to release and roll all the way to the hole. So this may take a little bit of practice, but you will soon learn and develop a feel for which club to use for whatever distance you are when you follow the rule of hitting the ball two paces onto the green. Once again, this is the shot to play when there is a lot of green to work with. You will see good results in your short game if you follow this advice on chipping.
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