The Simple Bump and Run shot is your primary Go-To chip shot around the green.
I like to get the ball running on the ground as soon as possible in order to avoid mistakes with undulations, breaks and speed.
Unless you have several feet of fringe or a bunker in front of you, a 9, 8 or even a 7 iron is the perfect club to use for this shot.
Always try to select a club with enough loft to carry the fringe in front of you. For Example:
If you have less fringe to carry and several yards to the hole, you should pick an 8 or 7 iron.
If you have more fringe to carry and less green to work with, select a 9 iron, or pitching wedge.
For best results, I normally try to take most of the guess work out of this shot by eliminating any wrist action thru impact.
Flimsy wrists can create too many problems with timing and mis-hits, causing inconsistent results. For the bump and run chip shot,
the position you start your hands and wrists at address will remain the same through out the entire motion of this shot.
Let the club do the work for you and the loft and ball position will create the results you are looking for.
Relax But Attack!
- Feet close together, slightly open posture.
- Long running chip: Position ball towards back foot, hands slightly tilting (pressed) forward.
- Short chip: Position ball in mid-stance, hands even or just slightly in front of ball.
- Create a pendulum action with your shoulders and arms, while using a dead hand action (no wrist break).
- How much fringe to carry dictates club selection.
- Use a short rhythmic swing to bump the ball onto the green.
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