The ultimate chipping question – up or along – part two?



“The good chip allows you to whistle while you walk in the dark alleys of golf.”  – Tommy Bolt

By Ian Hardie

In the post The ultimate chipping question – up or along?

I took a look at a question that I have been asked many times over the years

‘Should I use a wedge and get the ball up in the air or should I run the ball along the ground when chipping?’

As you may recall the first part of my answer was not the most definitive statement but ‘it depends’ is actually the only way the question can be answered, as you would have realised when I went on from there to suggest that the first part to consider

Is whether there is anything tricky between the ball and the hole?

As well as giving some thought to how the ball is lying in or on…

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