How To Use The Chip And Run Shot

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Many golfers use the "chip and run" as regular part of their game; and those who don't have at least seen othersdo it. The chip and run shot is very similar to a putt,but you play the shot from just off the green. Club selection is vital for this shot, just like any other;in this case, you will want to use irons.

The shot should be played with your legs close together andthe golf ball in line with your back foot. The club shouldbe held firmly in your hands ahead of the ball, which will make the shot fly flatter through the air.

You should use only your arms to play the shot--just as youwould when you take a strong putt on the green.

When you are chipping uphill, make sure you carefully consider your selection because you will need a club that can keep the ball lower and help it roll up onto the green.

Conversely, when you are chipping downhill, you will needa club that can create a lot of backspin, which will stopthe ball from rolling down the hill, causing you to gainstrokes.

Of course, when you are around the green, keep playingthe shot the same way if you haven't had trouble in the past; and remember to allow your club to do most of thework.

The chip and run will either make or break your puttingposition. If you get it right, you can confidently strollup to the ball on the green, make a simple putt, and thenmove on to the next hole; however, if you can't get a goodgreen lay-up, then you will be looking at a tricky putt oranother chip and run shot.

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