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Can you explain what the bump and run is and when I should try to use this shot around the green?

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The bump and run is the basic green side chip. It is used anywhere from just off the edge of the green until about 20 yards back. When you have just a little bit of fairway or fringe to carry over and you want your ball to land and release on the green rolling up to the hole, the bump and run is the perfect choice of shot.

It is a very low rolling shot, not a lofted chip. You can use any club in your bag to hit the shot. It's just a matter of practicing to find out how much roll you get out of each club once the ball comes down on the green. Think of this shot as 1/3 carry and 2/3 roll.

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