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PostSubject: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:39 am

I have been in this position a number of times. A good friend suggested that on your bad day when you can't chip properly, you should putt if your ball is around the green even if the putt is no good it still get the ball on the green. How true it is.

As the saying goes, "A poor putt is better than a lousy chip". Smile
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:47 am

Very true.......Bunker also a good place to consider when the sand is like cement and near to green.
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:53 am

Dan5 wrote:
Very true.......Bunker also a good place to consider when the sand is like cement and near to green.

I don't think i will use putter in bunker........sayang my putter face and sole.
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:21 am

Dan5 wrote:
Very true.......Bunker also a good place to consider when the sand is like cement and near to green.

Fully agree. I used putter in bunker on a number of occasions with success. Important to note is the bunker must not have a steep or upright lip before putting or it may get you into more trouble.
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:36 am

TDO wrote:


As the saying goes, "A poor putt is better than a lousy chip". Smile

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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:43 am

Thanks....I will try that out
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Using a putter in the bunker can be tricky. It also take practice. But sometimes the effect can be a lot better than a chip.

One thing for me is I seldom used a high loft wedge, 58-60, around the green side either apron of rough unless I got no other option.

But I must said I did chip a very unexpected shot yesterday in Kranji..... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:25 pm

Unless you somehow manage to duff even with your putter Smile
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:26 pm

Maybe a hybrid or a fairway wood from
The fringe might produce reasonable results?
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:31 pm

Bangla123 wrote:
Maybe a hybrid or a fairway wood from
The fringe might produce reasonable results?
That's another idea, but must make sure the apron around the green the ground must be firm enough and also the pin far back with a upslope chip, or else........ HELP
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:13 pm

I seldom putt from rough or fringe coz my putting sucks big time.

When the chip is down, I would then "chip & run" with an 8-iron.
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:40 pm

Just putted from sand bunker again today at Poresia Bougainvillea 2nd hole with satisfactory result, that is,ball is 5' past hole. A repeat from last Sun's game at also Poresia and same hole. What a coincidence. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 pm

TDO wrote:
Just putted from sand bunker again today at Poresia Bougainvillea 2nd hole with satisfactory result, that is,ball is 5' past hole. A repeat from last Sun's game at also Poresia and same hole. What a coincidence. Very Happy

Nice! It's no longer a coincidence. It's now called SKILL! Beer

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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:26 am

simoner wrote:
TDO wrote:
Just putted from sand bunker again today at Poresia Bougainvillea 2nd hole with satisfactory result, that is,ball is 5' past hole. A repeat from last Sun's game at also Poresia and same hole. What a coincidence. Very Happy

Nice! It's no longer a coincidence. It's now called SKILL! Beer

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Thanks bro. I do think it really works, sometimes. But you have to be confident with the putter. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:30 am

any specific technique to take note of when using putter from bunker?
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PostSubject: Re: When the Chip is down   Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:34 am

It boils down to pure feel for me. But of course when the grass is longer and too far away from the green you should forget this technique and concentrate on practicing the chip. The slope from bunker to green have to be gradual and distance should not be more than 10m, in my opinion. Smile
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