What exactly is the difference when it comes to chipping vs pitching?
There is actually a big difference, and knowing the correct shot to play can save you anywhere from one to three strokes per round.
Dan wanted to know the difference between these shots, and when it would be appropriate to hit a pitch shot or chip shot:
Hey Sean, I have a lot of difficulty deciding the correct shot to play around the green. Sometimes I don't know if I should be playing a chip shot or pitch shot. Do you have you any advice?
Before we get started, let’s first define what the difference is between a chip shot and pitch shot.
The pitch shot is a high shot you would hit two-thirds of the way to the pin, and it would release the last third of the way.
You would hit a chip shot lower and closer to the ground.
With this shot, the ball would carry a third of the way to the pin, and release the other two-thirds. Now, a big part of deciding what shot to play is the first thing going to be the lie.Read More