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Posted : Sun 15th Jul 2012 22:41
I was thinking of buying myself a cheap chipper to add to my golf bag how usefull are they or are they just a gimmick? ive got 12 clubs so far so im allowed 2 more..lol
Handicap : 12.2
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 08:37
Dont do it! your 7,8,9 irons are more than competent to play a chip!
Handicap : 25.5
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 10:06
Samantha, I've worked with my 7-iron to the point where I'm more confident of a 'tap in' using it from off the green that I am with a long putt, you can use 8 or 9 irons for where you need a bit more loft / carry. It's simple once you get the touch, so don't waste your money.
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 14:32
ok thanks for the advice. i was taught to chip with a 7 iron so i'll carry on
Handicap : 3.8
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 17:37
agree with David and Greg on this one. When you master the 7iron way of chipping you will soon realise that the 2slots you have left in your bag can be filled with far more useful and versitile clubs...also a few years ago it was quite popular to use a hybrid/rescue club gripped down the shaft, but it was not for me..
Handicap : 16
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 19:18
Gave up my chipper some time ago. I get better results with other clubs and decided I was carrying it for no reason in the end. Good luck.
Handicap : 10
Reply : Mon 16th Jul 2012 19:27
Only one question you need to ask. Do you see professionals using them? The answer, of course, is no. That's because they are rubbish!
Learn to chip properly.
Handicap : 11.3
Reply : Tue 17th Jul 2012 13:32
Can't argue with that one.
Reply : Fri 17th Aug 2012 13:31
Hi Samantha, I have asked this question before and everyone is entitled to there own opinion on it. i am not good (or average) golfer and years ago i had a chipper and when i packed up golf and sold all my kit the chipper went.
Then i started again and remembered someone said
I use a putting stroke, ok sometimes i hit it to soft or to hard but i am getting better
Dont buy the chipper just yet, practice with your 7, the money you spend on it will go towards a round of golf
also it one less weight in my bag so i can take nother bar of chocolate and a banana !!!!!
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