Chipping Options Around the Green

Mr. Short Game is back with multiple chipping options to try next time you find yourself around the green on hard pan or with a tight lie.

Mr. Short Game is back with multiple chipping options to try next time you find yourself around the green on hardpan or with a tight lie.

While there’s no wrong option here, most golfers select their highest lofted wedge, usually the 60 degree. This can be risky, as a mishit will usually result in a chunk.

Matt’s preference is option #2, the second most lofted club in his bag. It is the same shot with a slight adjustment. Watch as he demonstrates all 3 options. The key is to pick the shot that gives YOU the highest probability of success.

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  1. BA

    January 8, 2021 at 9:26 am

    I agree that everyone should pick the club that works best for themselves and practice with it a lot. I found that when I spend my limited practice time using a 8-iron around the green things get much easier. Then there is not a lot of questioning of which club to use. Also then I have more confidence in using it.

  2. Leon Amer

    September 13, 2021 at 7:05 am

    Being somewhat technically-minded, I thought opening the club face would send the ball off to the right of the target unless you open your stance by the same degree to compensate. I don’t see Mr SG doing that or even mentioning it. How can you hit a ball with the face open to the line through impact and NOT impart fade / slice direction and spin to it ?


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