Bump And Run, The Correct Setup and Swing To Play Bump-and-Run Golf Video
Right, we are going to talk about a bump and run shot, a bump and run shot is very similar to a chip and run, but it’s just slightly different. A chip and run is where we slightly maybe 5 to 10 yards off the green, a bump and run where we are most probably 25 to 35, 40 yards away, bump and run. And this is where you would normally find yourself in a sort of level sort of area, not something like a big bank in front of you, where you just need to kind of think, I can't throw the ball up in the air, because maybe the lie is not good enough, maybe there is too much danger out in the green there, with the bunker right behind.
And you need to kind of bump and run it. So what you have to do first of all is select your club, now remember look at what you are faced with and look where you want to bump the ball into and then from that, to give up the release of what the ball is going to do. So let's select the club, we can use a 7, we can use an 8, we can use a 9, we can use any of those clubs. It's what you feel more comfortable with and look at how much of the elevation you might need to go over. If the undulation is quite big, let's favor an 8-iron or a 9-iron against the 7-iron, but the technique is exactly the same.
When you setup to the ball, we want that weight 60:40 in your left hand side, we want the ball position in the middle of your stance, I mean want the hands forward towards your left leg. Now this part is the most crucial element, this is got to stay in one piece, where the club, the shaft, the hand, the arm and the shoulder are all there together. Now from here if I just keep my weight on the left hand side, keep that club in a straight line of my arm, just go back, and I've got a nice golf shot. I have got a nice golf shot and I have done exactly what I wanted to do.
The loft of the club is from the ball over to the initial 20 to 30 yards, the ball is going to land and because we have the ball in the middle of the stance, it creates topspin and it releases. So all you have to do here is do a little bit of home work and say right, when that ball lands, how far is it running. It's impossible to say how far it's going to run, it all has to do with your technique, it has to do with your conditions, is the grass long or short where it’s going to land, are you hitting the hill or a down slope, so on and so forth. But that's the technique it's a very, very simple golf shot. It's one that would encourage you to use, we have got a 7, 8, 9-iron or indeed you can actually use your hybrid and do the same thing again.
The hybrid would most probably come into it, if your grasp is very, very fine, very tight. If you have got a little bit more grasp, a little bit more lushness, go for irons. But if it's tight, go for the hybrid, but you have got the technique, you have got the answer to the questions hopefully. Go and test this out now and go and get those results.