I have mentioned before that a bump and run is a great golf shot that allows golfers to roll the ball pin. It offers a better chance of going in or at least leave a very simple putt left for an up and down. I have found, with a resurgence of my use with a 7-iron, I am playing more confident shots with greater success. I have even chipped in twice in the last two weeks and this is always a good thing. I know I talk about a bump and run a fair bit, but how exactly do we play such shots to produce consistent effective results. Well, I have a short video that should clear up any confusion you might have.
Rory offers a great explanation on how to play a bump and run. I would suggest that using a lower lofted club, like my 7-iron, requires me to move the ball up to just behind the middle of my stance. By doing this, I do no trap the ball as much and offers me a better chance to control my distance. Additionally, I use my putter grip in order to grip the club softer, thus increasing my feel.
You can use any club you want for a bump and run. My friend Rick uses an 8-iron (we call that shot a gouger) and my friend Blair uses a gap wedge. There really is no right or wrong answer, but you do have to spend time using different clubs to find which works best for your game.
The bump and run is a great shot. It can be used from varying distances, but make no mistake it is one that needs a bit of practice to perfect. When you do develop a handle for this shot, I am confident that you will lower your score!
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!