In this tip, we’ll look at club selection for chip shots and how various lofts affect the roll to flight ratios.

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## Chip Shot Club Selection For Distance Control:

- Using the most lofted wedge in my bag – a 60 degree lob wedge – the ball should fly most of it’s distance in the air and stop relatively quickly (fly 70-80% of the total distance).
- Switching to a pitching wedge, we’d expect the ball to fly about 50% of the distance and roll 50% of the distance. We’ll need to make a shorter chipping action because more of the power is transferred to forward momentum rather than getting the ball in the air.
- Taking a 7 iron, the ball will fly only about 20% of the distance and roll 80% of the distance. We’ll make a very short chipping action because nearly all the power is transferred to forward momentum.
- Regardless of the club you select, our set up and chipping action is the same. The only thing that changes is length of backswing.

No more guessing:Use the “RULE OF TWELVE “.This is how it works .There are three locations which matter :You (A) .One yard inside the green (B).The Pin (C).Walk the distances AB and BC .Calculate the ratio AB/BC 4 .Round it off to 1/2 or 1/4 ,or 1/3 or whatever (The numerator must always be 1).

If the bottom figure is 4 ,use a 12-4=8 iron .

If it’s 2 use a 12-2= 10 iron (Gap wedge ).If it’s 3 ,use a 12-3= 9 iron .If it’s 5 ,use a 12-5= 7 iron etc..etc…Simple ,no?

Very interesting and helpful