When it comes to chipping, the “Rule of 12” is a fantastic concept that can really help you improve your short game. Here’s a brief overview of how it works:

What is the Chipping Rule of 12?

The Rule of 12 is a simple way to help you calculate how far your ball will roll after it lands on the green. This technique is particularly useful for chip shots around the green, where getting the distance right is crucial.

How to Apply the Rule:

Measure the Distance: First, determine how far you are from the pin.

Subtract the Number of Yards: For every yard from the hole, the ball will roll approximately 12 inches.

For example, if you’re 6 yards from the pin, you should expect your ball to roll about 6 feet after it lands.

Choose the Right Club: Depending on how much you expect the ball to roll, select an appropriate club.

A higher lofted club (like a lob wedge) will generally roll less than a lower lofted club (like a pitching wedge).

Practice Tips:

Chipping Drills: Set up targets on the green at varying distances. Practice chipping to these targets while keeping the Rule of 12 in mind.

Check Your Swing: Make sure to keep your wrists stable and focus on a smooth follow-through.

Share Your Experience

Have you tried the Rule of 12 in your chipping practice? What results have you seen? Let’s share tips and experiences to help each other improve our game!

Sure! The Rule of 12 is a formula that helps you estimate the amount of roll you’ll get on a chip shot. It’s all about the distance from the hole and the landing point.

I’ve seen lots of pros talk about it. Basically, you take the distance to the hole and divide it by 12, then add that to your approach distance to figure out where to land your chip.

Great question, fwells! The Rule can vary with conditions. If the grass is thicker, I would suggest adjusting your landing spot accordingly. It’s a game of trial and error!

The Chipping Rule of 12 is a lifesaver for adjusting your shots! If you’re 12 feet from the pin, consider a standard chip shot. Each foot away can change your club selection. Don’t forget to practice those distances!

Absolutely agree! It’s also helpful to visualize how far the ball will roll versus how high it needs to go based on the terrain. Anyone have tips on sloping greens?

As you get closer to the pin, the formula for club selection changes. For example, at 8 feet, you might want to go with a lob wedge if you’re under a tight flag position. What club do you all prefer at different distances?

The shot execution is just as important as selecting the right club. Make sure to account for the lie of the ball and the green’s speed. Practice really does make perfect!