A combination of
Chipping and Putting.
Chip Putting is a useful addition to your normal Putting Stroke. This is because getting the ball to roll out to the hole can sometimes require a change in technique.
It is associated with a technique that is used:
Dave Pelz in his Short Game Bible (1999) uses the term 'chiputt'. It refers to using your putter when you are more that 50 feet from the hole.
You can either be on the green or on the closely mown fringe.
(See also Lag Putting)
To quote Dave Pelz:
In May 2005 in a Golf Magazine article entitled 'Use a Chipping Swing on Really Long Putts' Pelz added that chip putting requires you to:
The second interpretation of chip putting is chipping with your putting stroke from off the green. Here you are using a lofted club with your putting grip to carry over the fringe and then get the ball to roll like a putt.
Putting is not an option as the fringe is too heavy or uneven. The rule of thumb in club choice is to get the ball rolling on the green like a putt as soon as you can.
When using a lofted club, for example an 8 iron or hybrid, you should move the ball towards the back of your stance to encourage a slight angle of descent through impact. You can choke down on the grip if you need more control
A useful concept that Jim Flick learned from Paul Runyan is to set the club on its toe with the heel off the ground so that the shaft is more vertical similar to that of a putter. This will soften the strike and also help to prevent the club snagging in the grass.
For both Shots 1 and 2 you should remember to:
Wherever your ball ends up, the choice between putter or lofted club is usually easy to make. Use your putter on the green (or a closely mown surface) and a lofted club when the fringe is too high to putt through.
However, remember the age-old advice. Never play a shot out on the course that you haven't practised beforehand.
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