How To Play Chip & Run Golf Shot

Here’s how to play a chip and run golf shot.

The chip and run is a very useful shot when you don’t have any hazards between you and the pin and when the fairway is quite flat and closely mown.

It’s also what I would call a percentage shot. You’ll see in the video that a poorly struck chip and run shot often elicits a similar result to a well struck chip and run shot. A badly hit lob wedge on the other hand can be disastrous.

See the video below for set up and technique tips for playing this versatile golf shot:

Chip & Run Video Summary

 

  • A chip with a lofted club requires a much longer backswing because a lot of the energy is used in giving the ball height. The longer the backswing, the more potential there is for a mis-hit and those mis-hits tend to travel a lot further!
  • A chip with a lower lofted club like a 7 or 8 iron requires a much shorter backswing because all the energy is transferred into forward momentum. A shorter backswing makes it easier to get a perfect strike on the ball and the results of a thin contact won’t be too dissimilar.
  • Use a normal chipping set up and action for the chip and run.

All Chipping Golf Tips

Video Preview of Chipping Tips How to Set Up
Video Preview of Chipping Tips to Improve Ball Striking
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Distance Control Techniques
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Distance Control Using Different Clubs
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Chip and Run
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for How to Hit a Flop Shot
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Chips on Downhill Lie
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Chips on Uphill Lie
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Chips on Tight Lie
Video Preview of Chipping Tips for Chips in Heavy Rough