“I learned at an early age to pitch with my 6 and 8 irons as well as my pitching wedge but we now have a generation of young players that play every shot around the greens with a high lofted or lob wedge, and seem to fail more than they succeed in search of the spinning shot that stops quickly by the pin. Even though we’ve all heard Roger Cleveland say “the leading edge of your SW or LW is not your friend” it’s hard to get that wedge out of the hands of a young golfer. Danny discovered and has the TrackMan data that shows the less lofted clubs (when used with the correct ball position, the right posture and appropriate swing pace) are more accurate and have a larger margin for error and are just plain easier to use in getting the ball closer to the cup for a shorter, makeable putt.
Danny developed a framework around a technique that previously was just a chip and run shot. The chipping EQUATION works. This past summer I made the commitment in practice and tournament practice rounds to use my 8 iron or pitching wedge (depending on the distance) in nearly every situation other than having to lob the ball over a bunker. The more I tested the Chipping Equation the more I discovered that is works almost everywhere at almost every distance.
I introduced the Chipping Equation to our men’s and women’s golf teams at our University and was impressed with the number of players that put the Chipping Equation into their tournament shot options and called on it in competition right away, with terrific outcomes. Getting the ball up and down when around the green becomes easier when the spot to land the ball is closer to you and the Chipping Equation does just that. A player will eliminate the chunked and skulled pitch shot and have more makeable putts and saving par.”