The Benefits Of A Bump And Run Golf Shot (Video)
The Benefits Of A Bump And Run Golf Shot (Video)

So if you are now starting to use the bump and run chip shot a little bit more in your game its important to assess the benefits of using this shot, why should we use this shot over and above a standard sort of lob wedge or normal chip shot, why the bump and run chip shot better for you? One of the first areas that we see people benefit is this great under pressure. So if you are playing a competition and you get to the 18th hole you’ve just got to get up and down to win the competition its starts to get a bit nervy. But if you can use – more so a bump and run chip shot technique you’ll generally find it easier to control that shot under pressure. There’s less to go wrong with that simple technique there where you just nudge the ball forwards rather than one that’s got a bigger swing and bigger follow through and a higher risk factor. So the little bump and chip shot is great under pressure. The next time I think it’d be quite beneficial is when you are playing uphill shots. So uphill shots – generally when you are playing off an uphill lie the ball is going to go quite high in the air because this slope is added to the loft on the golf club, it sends the ball skywards. A lot of golfers when they are playing uphill with the wedge end up hitting the ball to high and shot but if you play a bump and run shot up the hill generally when it lands its going to roll on a little bit further.

So we want to get the ball down on the surface and get it rolling and that leads into the next benefit, it’s actually good opportunity of holing the ball out. So because the ball is on the surface and rolling towards the hole it’s got more chance of going in, because its rolling and covering more surface of the green rather than a ball that will play with the lob wedge that lands and stops instantly, ball that lands and doesn’t roll very far hasn’t got much chance to go in. A ball that lands and releases might actually work better for you to try and hole out. The other good situation is the fact that a bump and run shot can actually deal wth some fairly awkward lies. You know if the ball isn’t relay sitting nicely, if its sitting on a very bare lye and it’s difficult to get under the ball you try and get a lob wedge underneath the ball of some tight lie that might feel quite awkward and the risk factor is quite high. If you think it’s going to shoot off the other side of the green, but if you are playing from a bare lie and you’re playing a bump and run you can almost sort of play the ball quite cleanly, it’s almost like a half a thin but because the good bump and run goes low and rolls and the thin bump and run goes low and rolls the two shots aren’t going to be too dissimilar. So that’s four really good reasons there why you should start to integrate the bump and run shot into your chipping game.
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So if you are now starting to use the bump and run chip shot a little bit more in your game its important to assess the benefits of using this shot, why should we use this shot over and above a standard sort of lob wedge or normal chip shot, why the bump and run chip shot better for you? One of the first areas that we see people benefit is this great under pressure. So if you are playing a competition and you get to the 18th hole you’ve just got to get up and down to win the competition its starts to get a bit nervy. But if you can use – more so a bump and run chip shot technique you’ll generally find it easier to control that shot under pressure. There’s less to go wrong with that simple technique there where you just nudge the ball forwards rather than one that’s got a bigger swing and bigger follow through and a higher risk factor. So the little bump and chip shot is great under pressure. The next time I think it’d be quite beneficial is when you are playing uphill shots. So uphill shots – generally when you are playing off an uphill lie the ball is going to go quite high in the air because this slope is added to the loft on the golf club, it sends the ball skywards. A lot of golfers when they are playing uphill with the wedge end up hitting the ball to high and shot but if you play a bump and run shot up the hill generally when it lands its going to roll on a little bit further.

So we want to get the ball down on the surface and get it rolling and that leads into the next benefit, it’s actually good opportunity of holing the ball out. So because the ball is on the surface and rolling towards the hole it’s got more chance of going in, because its rolling and covering more surface of the green rather than a ball that will play with the lob wedge that lands and stops instantly, ball that lands and doesn’t roll very far hasn’t got much chance to go in. A ball that lands and releases might actually work better for you to try and hole out. The other good situation is the fact that a bump and run shot can actually deal wth some fairly awkward lies. You know if the ball isn’t relay sitting nicely, if its sitting on a very bare lye and it’s difficult to get under the ball you try and get a lob wedge underneath the ball of some tight lie that might feel quite awkward and the risk factor is quite high. If you think it’s going to shoot off the other side of the green, but if you are playing from a bare lie and you’re playing a bump and run you can almost sort of play the ball quite cleanly, it’s almost like a half a thin but because the good bump and run goes low and rolls and the thin bump and run goes low and rolls the two shots aren’t going to be too dissimilar. So that’s four really good reasons there why you should start to integrate the bump and run shot into your chipping game.