- Jun 12, 2021
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# 43 and #45 go with #47 and refer to the Beverly hillbilly’s
I do as well. many times in a round a friend will be like 4ft off the green in rough and tries some sort of short pitch. sometime they pull it off but mostly they blade it to the other side of rough. My guess is they don't internalize how much simpler and lower risk just chipping with an iron wouild beI usually use my 7-iron. I play it just like its a putt. I always laugh and shake my head when I see someone pull out their lob wedge and try to fly it to the flag and make it spin when they would just pull out their 7-iron and treat it like a putt.
I'm the same way. Bump and run is a safer bet for me. The old adage "A missed putt is less damaging than a missed chip/pitch" If I can putt, I'll putt. Thicker lie, I'll use a hybrid. Get it rolling on the green. A bit more distance, whatever club to meet conditions. Flying water, bunkers etc.I use basically the same technique except with my putter. Figure if I'm going to use a putting stroke, might as well be with a club designed to work that way.
Agree. Pick the same target on the range. Say 75 yard. Then start using each of those 4, 6, 8, 9, or wedges and see what they do and what you have to do to hit that targetyes the next time your practicing multiple clubs 4, 6, 8, 9, pw etc. from the same place with the same swing, study how much they carry and how much they roll out, see what’s best for a close, mid, and far pin location! It’s similar to finding your distances of your irons with a standard swing.
them golfs is tough critters, first you shoot them, then wack em with these here clubs, then you stomp em with these spiked shoes! Jethro Bodine
Do this around the green with chipping have a close pin a mid range pin and a far pin studyAgree. Pick the same target on the range. Say 75 yard. Then start using each of those 4, 6, 8, 9, or wedges and see what they do and what you have to do to hit that target
Them golfs are tough critters
More control too!One of the biggest challenges for me is to stop grabbing the lofted wedges, a 9i offers more forgiveness with the soft sole and super low bounce, and less swing speed is needed, it just makes sense and I struggle to get it through my thick skull.
Thick grass a heavy club like a 4 seems to cut thru better than a lighter club
How much heavier is the 4i?
Not trying to be a hyper-critical cheese byproduct but....enough, and enough is as good as a feast! Mattie Ross true grit