This is the Chip-Putt Club Selection Lesson. This Short Game Shot Selection Lesson is designed to help you choose the club which will give you the best chance of getting the ball close.
As you have probably discovered the short game is very situational. This means that every shot is slightly different, and you never really have two shots exactly the same.
When playing the Chip-Putt shot you want to be careful with your club selection. Different situations call for different clubs. Knowing which club to choose will help you hit your ball closer to the hole.
These are the clubs you want to select from the most often when playing this shot. They are diverse enough that you can tackle almost every Chip-Putt situation. Of course there are exceptions and it will take practice and game experience to develop that creativity.
The most basic chip putt situation is when your ball lies on the fringe. Now, you could use your putter. But there are times when the Chip-Putt is a better choice.
Why the Hybrid?
If you don't have a hybrid (I suggest you pick one up – please seeEquipment Lessons), then use your 5 or 6 iron. The shaft is not too long and it has just enough loft to execute the shot properly. Remember you want the ball to fly in the air only a short distance and then roll on the green like a putt.
When to use your 5 or 6 iron?
The short game is full of creativity. So, if you have a shorter shot that is downhill, or you want to fly over more fringe...you will need more loft. I would recommend using a 8 iron.
Any more loft than that gets pretty tricky, yet if a situation calls for it, by all means use the same technique and give your pitching wedge or sand wedge a go. However, more often than not your 8-iron will have plenty of loft.
When to use an 8-iron?
The Chip-Putt is a very simple shot to execute, especially if you have chosen the right club. Please use this lesson as a guideline. As you practice and gain experience with this shot you will know which clubs work best for you in each situation.
Thank you for taking the Chip-Putt Club Selection Lesson. If you feel comfortable using the Chip Putt, then you may want to add to your short game repertoire by taking the Bladed Sand Wedge Lesson.
Good luck with your practicing and playing. May you achieve your golf goals sooner with the help of free-golf-lessons.com