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    Hi guys, as time has past I have developed a kind of wristy method for those real close shots around the green, 10 to20 and in. They work well for me with a plop usually a single bounce or most times just plop and stop. I am very accurate, usually within a meter or 2 of the hole and any thing there is more than likely potted. I can chip and run if I am under trees and such but need more practise. As I see, it, if it works why change it, as so many of my mates try to do to me? What do you think?

    radar1
    Last edited by radar1; 03-10-2011, 09:14 PM.

  • #2
    Re: flipping

    As you say, if it works why try to fix it.

    I know a number of good golfers that use a wrist 'Flick' type action when putting and short chipping to good effect.

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    • #3
      Re: flipping

      That's my thoughts to, are there any others out there committing this sin?

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      • #4
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        If you can cup the putts of "a meter or 2" putts, who could blame you. After all, it is only the results that count - no (extra/lost) points for style!

        I use both a) more rigid chipping and b) the "wristy" chips. For me the former are more accurate in direction and the latter in length.

        In other words, the former often run too short or too far and the latter tend to be pin-high but either left or right

        [ and from these you can conclude on which kind of greens (and cup positions) I prefer a) or b) - golf is also a game of tactics, isn't it? ]

        It would be brilliant to learn such a chip that combines the best of both these. Those with single digit hcp know the trick ?

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        • #5
          Re: flipping

          Here in Florida we have a lot of "tight lies"-very closely mown, around the greens, if you try to flip you will skid and blade.
          Hitting down on the ball is one of few ways to chip here. Also, the risk of flipping is early release blading.
          Not sure where you live.

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          • #6
            Re: flipping

            You are quite right again, Keiko! Better look where you stand and minimize the risks.

            But if your ball lies on the grass like it were on the tee and the green ahead of you is more wide than deep, why not show your talent?

            Up here we don't have any bermuda grass (at the moment we still have at least a feet of snow) and even the fairways are not always mown so short ...

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            • #7
              Re: flipping

              I am a pendulum putter myself but I have seen some very good golfers putt by only using a wrist hinge and no arm swing. They also effectively use this action with something like a 7 iron when within 3 yards of the green. I used to play with a Scotsman who was a great golfer and used this action with lazer precision, he considered it better as there were less moving parts to affect the clubface.

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              • #8
                Re: flipping

                I putt 'normally', in fact my putter is only 32"long so it is an effortless pendulum in the stance I like. There are certainly some lies where the flip just won't work ,it's a matter of developing confidence in a number of techniques to use around the green and knowing what will work where. I find green side play fascinating to do and to watch.
                Peter

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