Short Game - Shot Selection
When should you chip it and when should you pitch the golf ball?
Tip: Always run the ball if you can! But why?
Easiest to visualise, judge and estimate
- Most straightforward shot to play
- Easiest to execute technically
- The shot has less spin on the ball and is therefore more predictable
- You generally use a 7, 8 or 9 iron which are easy to control
- Mishits are likely to be punished less and will at least finish somewhere near the flag
And why the above?
- Shorter swing
- Less club head speed
- We are only trying to land the ball on the green just in front of us
- Usually played with a hazard/danger between the ball and the flag
Because there is a hazard/danger (water, bunker, tree, bush, mound, hollow, rough, elevated green between the ball and the flag.
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