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Master the Bump-and-Run

Master the Bump-and-Run

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Martin Chuck explains why you should leave the lob wedge in the bag whenever possible. Learn the proper technique and strategy for playing bump-and-runs around the green to help eliminate risk and shoot lower scores.

Christopher D.

Like it.The first time Ive heard someone say do many reps without the ball.Also the set up things

First L.

Thank you for an understandable explanation of the transition. When I do what you just demonstrated I hit my irons well. When I do not I usually hit them thin or occasionally fat. How do you feel about starting the downswing with a lateral shift of the hips towards the hole.

Terence B.

Years ago I played in Malta, there were many retired English ( ancient Britons) playing golf: they could chip and putt me to death. And they used the bump and run with mastery. I still use this method when I'm short-sided. It's too easy to chunk a lob wedge from a tight lie.

Jack A.

I use a bump and run a lot when it is gusty. I hit a 56° about 90 meters full swing. If I'm unlucky my perfect distance shot ends up off the side of the green if there is a gust of cross-wind. If there is a run-up to the green, a bump and run is the smart shot.

Paul G.

I switch between chipping and bump-and-run depending on the lie and the target. If downhill, I chip with a lofted club so it will trickle to the hole. If slightly uphill, I use a pitching wedge. If very uphill, I use a bump-and-run but protect by aiming to stop it 5 feet short.

Rocky C.

I use this shot all the time with different lofted clubs depending on distance. For something short say 10-15 yards I use a delofted gap wedge. A little further the 9 iron. Further still an 8. Very reliable.

Thomas D.

Used this very shot today. Short par 4 had thought about trying to use 60 to fly it to hole but used the bump n run got it to 3ft and drained the birdie. Thanks for making us think about around the greens!!

Martin C.

Thomas, well played!!

David C.

If you can putt, then putt
If you can't putt, then bump n run
If you can't bump n run, then chip
If you can't chip, then wedge... but less loft & more on the ground is best for most.

Martin C.

I've heard that somewhere before! :)

Bill R.

I always love your videos Martin. How far away from the hole can I do a bump and run? Is it still a good option from say 20-30 yards out? Using a hybrid maybe? Thanks.

Martin C.

I'm around 30 yards from the pin on this shot. As long as you have reasonably closely mown grass, you can play this shot often. Bumping it w a hybrid is a good play, too.

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