In this video, Brady Riggs shares a simple but effective technique for chipping with an 8 iron. Many golfers make the mistake of reaching for their sand wedge in situations where an 8 iron would be a better choice. By using the 8 iron, you can eliminate the risk of chunking or blading the ball and achieve more consistent results.
The Problem with Using a Sand Wedge
Brady starts by explaining a common scenario where golfers miss the green but have a lot of green between them and the hole. In this situation, many players instinctively grab their sand wedge, thinking they can hit a high, soft shot that lands next to the hole and stops. While this shot can be impressive when executed correctly, there are two potential problems that can arise.
First, there’s the risk of chunking the ball and leaving yourself with the same shot. Second, there’s the possibility of blading the ball across the green. These mistakes can lead to wasted strokes and frustration on the course.