December 7, 2019- by Steven E. Greer
I have extensively studied short chipping on Bermuda grass. I concluded that it is simply impossible to judge.
For short chips, the club is going too slowly and will get caught in the grain. Even when you get lucky and make clean contact, the ball has no spin and you cannot easily stop it near the hole. Only back at 30-yards or so can I get any consistency.
Today in the Bahamas, the best players in the world supported my conclusion. They were chunking wedges and had to go to fairway woods or putters. Note how they had poor distance control even with the cheat clubs.