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    Ryder Cup Winner garyinderry's Avatar
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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Did that work??

    One of my good mates who I play with uses a chipper and in all honesty we extract the urine out of him mercilessly for it. And he's off 18 which is the lowest of the group. I do think in the main people should use whatever makes them happy, but a chipper really is a ridiculous piece of kit. You can achieve the exact same effect with an 8 iron pretty much. Such a waste of a space in the bag.

    Edit: not withstanding those who are disabled and find them easier as stevek mentioned of course.

    The lowest handicap in your group getting the P taken out of him for using a chipper?

    Is he the best around the greens out of you all?
    Titleist 915 D3 7.5*
    Titleist 915 15*
    Titleist 913 19* 5 wood
    Titleist 915 24* hybrid
    Titleist 915 27* hybrid
    Mizuno Fli Hi JPX (2012) 6 & 7 (or ap2 6&7 iron)
    Titleist 714ap2 8-gap
    Vokey SM 6 56* 14*bounce
    Vokey SM 5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Odyssey prototype 2ball black series putter
    handicap updated to --(2017)8.2---8.4---8.2---8.0---7.8--(2018)8.2...7.6

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    Ryder Cup Winner garyinderry's Avatar
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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazyface View Post
    Am I the only person who carries a 64 deg? ( Only in the two weeks of summer though). Wilson Trouble wedge. Leading edge as thin as a knife. Ball rockets straight up and lands as soft as butter. It's a miracle shot creator. 60 deg is a Bay hill thing bought for a tenner of e bay. Awesome thing. (again....a summer club). Rest of the time just use a CG14 54 deg.
    I have one. Its not in my bag. dropped it years ago. fun club to practice with but no real call for it.
    Titleist 915 D3 7.5*
    Titleist 915 15*
    Titleist 913 19* 5 wood
    Titleist 915 24* hybrid
    Titleist 915 27* hybrid
    Mizuno Fli Hi JPX (2012) 6 & 7 (or ap2 6&7 iron)
    Titleist 714ap2 8-gap
    Vokey SM 6 56* 14*bounce
    Vokey SM 5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Odyssey prototype 2ball black series putter
    handicap updated to --(2017)8.2---8.4---8.2---8.0---7.8--(2018)8.2...7.6

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    Journeyman Pro Orikoru's Avatar
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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    The lowest handicap in your group getting the P taken out of him for using a chipper?

    Is he the best around the greens out of you all?
    Well, no, he was pretty poor at chipping otherwise he wouldn't have got the chipper. Basically his big strength is iron striking, but for some reason he couldn't adjust his strike when chipping, so he would still hit the same downward strike and either duff them or send it off the back of the green. So he bought the chipper so he can just do it more like a putting stroke - I asked him why he couldn't just do that with his 8 iron but he can't get his head round it.
    • TaylorMade R11-S (12°)
    • Adams Speedline Fast 12 5 wood (17°)
    • Benross HTX 3 hybrid (20°)
    • Callaway Steelhead XR irons 5-PW
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    • Cleveland RTX Rotex 2.0 (56°)
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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Is it coincidence that chipper and chopper are separated by just the one vowel....
    http://www.bangorgolfclubni.co.uk
    TM M2 Driver R11s 5W Cally 1 iron TM MC TP 3-pw Irons wedges and a putting thing.

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    Ryder Cup Winner garyinderry's Avatar
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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Well, no, he was pretty poor at chipping otherwise he wouldn't have got the chipper. Basically his big strength is iron striking, but for some reason he couldn't adjust his strike when chipping, so he would still hit the same downward strike and either duff them or send it off the back of the green. So he bought the chipper so he can just do it more like a putting stroke - I asked him why he couldn't just do that with his 8 iron but he can't get his head round it.

    Now he has the chipper is he one of the best?
    Titleist 915 D3 7.5*
    Titleist 915 15*
    Titleist 913 19* 5 wood
    Titleist 915 24* hybrid
    Titleist 915 27* hybrid
    Mizuno Fli Hi JPX (2012) 6 & 7 (or ap2 6&7 iron)
    Titleist 714ap2 8-gap
    Vokey SM 6 56* 14*bounce
    Vokey SM 5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Odyssey prototype 2ball black series putter
    handicap updated to --(2017)8.2---8.4---8.2---8.0---7.8--(2018)8.2...7.6

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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by brendy View Post
    Is it coincidence that chipper and chopper are separated by just the one vowel....
    And chapper 😂

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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by garyinderry View Post
    Now he has the chipper is he one of the best?
    Not really, lol. It has given him some better results but he still whacks it too far with it sometimes, or fluffs it because he's trying to use it out of the rough and it's not worked.
    • TaylorMade R11-S (12°)
    • Adams Speedline Fast 12 5 wood (17°)
    • Benross HTX 3 hybrid (20°)
    • Callaway Steelhead XR irons 5-PW
    • Cleveland RTX-3 (50°)
    • Cleveland RTX Rotex 2.0 (56°)
    • Odyssey Works 1W putter
    • DX2 Optix
    H'cap J F M A M J J A S O N D Review
    2017: 24 24.2 24.4 22.8 22.9 22.9 21.9
    2018: 22.0 21.2 21.4

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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Orikoru View Post
    Not really, lol. It has given him some better results but he still whacks it too far with it sometimes, or fluffs it because he's trying to use it out of the rough and it's not worked.

    If he is the lowest then I can be pretty certain he isn't the only one bleeding shots around the green. Its the easiest place to improve your score.


    Not all chippers are created equal. Some will do no better than the iron it its trying to replicate. That one I posted looks really well thought out.
    Titleist 915 D3 7.5*
    Titleist 915 15*
    Titleist 913 19* 5 wood
    Titleist 915 24* hybrid
    Titleist 915 27* hybrid
    Mizuno Fli Hi JPX (2012) 6 & 7 (or ap2 6&7 iron)
    Titleist 714ap2 8-gap
    Vokey SM 6 56* 14*bounce
    Vokey SM 5 k grind 60* 11*bounce
    Odyssey prototype 2ball black series putter
    handicap updated to --(2017)8.2---8.4---8.2---8.0---7.8--(2018)8.2...7.6

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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    Quote Originally Posted by brendy View Post
    Is it coincidence that chipper and chopper are separated by just the one vowel....
    Cant say I ever noticed but now you mention it
    Mizuno MP 18's muscleback TM M4 DriverTM M2 3 Wood Glenearn Golf Club

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    Re: Fashionable clubs ?

    I carry a 60 degree wedge but I only use it from bunkers or if I need to play a shot over a bunker or something with little green to work with.

    When chipping I am always thinking about having the first bounce landing on the green as close as possible to where I am playing from, and letting it run out. So if i am near the edge of the green and the pin is a way on the green, i will use a 7 iron and use a putting grip, and follow this methodology up to 54 degree if I have little green to work with, as mentioned very rarely will I chip with a 60 unless a need to hit over trouble.

    Players that automatically take a particular club are making things harder for themselves I believe. Different shots call for different clubs and that's why we are allowed 14 of them!
    In the bag:
    Taylormade M1 9.5 Deg
    Taylormade M1 17 Deg
    Fourteen Hi-858 2 Iron
    Titleist 716 TMB 3 Iron
    Titleist 714 AP2 4-PW + GW
    Vokey SM6 54 & 60
    Scotty Cameron Futura 5S

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