Chip and Run
There are several factors to consider when choosing the best way to chip it close
Get it close from around the greens
The lie of the land The standard rule when chipping is that if there are no confounding variables such as slopes, bunkers or mounds to come over, you should play a lower shot and get the ball running as soon as possible. But even if there is nothing to carry short of the green, slopes on the green can have a bearing, especially with regard to your landing spot. For example, would a higher-flighted chip risk catching a downslope and shooting forward, or an upslope that stops it stone dead? We will work through the various options here, looking at basic chipping technique and how you can use different clubs and lofts to get the desired result. But it’s vital that you assess the terrain between you and the flag before choosing a club, and then visualise the shot clearly so there is no doubt in your mind when you pull the trigger.
LANDING SPOT Slopes on the green will have a huge bearing on where to land the ball CLUB CHOICE It is vital to assess the terrain between you and the flag before choosing a club