One question that I am often asked is: what club should I use around the green for a particular shot. Which is usually followed by me asking them this: Do you think you should chip this shot or pitch this shot? The following are some tips on what you should do in certain situations:
The difference between a pitch and a chip is this: a chip is where the ball is on the ground longer than it’s in the air, a pitch is the opposite: the ball is in the air longer than on the ground.
Now, here’s the question: which do I do when? There are a number of factors that determine this:
The backswing is the only difference between a chip and a pitch. The backswing in a chip has no wrist cock because you want the ball to run when it hits the green. The backswing in a pitch has wrist cock because you want to add loft to the shot.
I hope these tips help you decide what to do. Picking the right shot will get you closer to the hole and help you get up and down.