The rolled chip shot, contrary to what happens with the pitch stroke, is used very close to the green (more or less, between 1 and 3 meters).
What does the rolled chip shot consist of?
It consists of making the golf ball jump over what is not the green and then the ball rolling over the green until reaching the hole.
We could also use the putt in this case, but the rolled stroke prevents bouncing and also prevents the golf ball from braking or accelerating unexpectedly.
Therefore, we will have a better control of the distances and more consistency with the strokes.
Technically it is a stroke very similar to the putt, that is to say, a placement with a pendulum movement. One of the nuances of this stroke is that you have to graze the grass with the golf club, and then thanks to the degrees of the club, enabling the ball to jump …
How should we place ourselves?
The perfect posture is to hold the club further down the handle than usual; we get very close to and on top of the ball; with the club resting lightly on its tip.
The club should be resting between the feet and the weight of the body should be balanced (50% / 50% on each foot).
The intention is to make an almost symmetrical pendulum with great ease and that the golf club grazes the grass at our point of impact. We should never feel that we have to force the movement or break it to control the distance (as in the putt.)
What is the strategy of the rolled chip?
We want the golf ball to fall on the green a meter more or less from the perimeter. We have to choose the club with the opening (loft) that allows the golf ball to roll to the hole. If the flag is placed far away on the green, we will take a club with few degrees (eg: iron 6) and if the flag is close to the green, then a club with many degrees (eg: a PW).
The idea is to control the distances by changing the clubs and making almost always the same movement.
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