How To Use The Chip And Run Shot
Many golfers use the "chip and run" as regular part of
their game; and those who don't have at least seen others
do 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 and
the golf ball in line with your back foot. The club should
be 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 you
would 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 need
a club that can create a lot of backspin, which will stop
the ball from rolling down the hill, causing you to gain
Of course, when you are around the green, keep playing
the shot the same way if you haven't had trouble in the
past; and remember to allow your club to do most of the
The chip and run will either make or break your putting
position. If you get it right, you can confidently stroll
up to the ball on the green, make a simple putt, and then
move on to the next hole; however, if you can't get a good
green lay-up, then you will be looking at a tricky putt or
another chip and run shot.
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