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29 yd Flop shot

Wed, Jan 30 2019 4:24 PM by goldeena. 32 replies.
  • MCH2 United States
    36 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 10:29 AM

    Does anybody use the 29 yd flop shot.  I can see the uses for the 20 yd flop, but I think your full 50 or 60 yd wedge does a better job in most all situations than the 29 yd flop.  What say you!

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  • TopShelf2010 United States
    8,751 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:04 AM

    MCH2:
    What say you!

    Purely situational.

    It all depends on where you are at around the green. Elevation of the green as well as the slope will determine which is the preferred shot.

     

    Don

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  • largemouth51 United States
    901 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:04 AM
    I use every shot.Both the 20 and 29 flops and also an assortment of the punch shots
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  • carlosdev India
    1,457 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:08 AM

    MCH2:

    Does anybody use the 29 yd flop shot.  I can see the uses for the 20 yd flop, but I think your full 50 or 60 yd wedge does a better job in most all situations than the 29 yd flop.  What say you!

    Hi

    In regards to 29 distance, I would go for Punch. Punch has more control in my experience. 

    - Carl

     

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  • skccvb United States
    769 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:46 AM

    Your 60 yard Cleveland wedge will have high trajectory and go 29 yards, and stop- if hit full shot/full backspin @ 62% (after all adjustments for wind/elevation and assuming fairway). Minor adjustments for rough/sand.

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  • borntobesting United States
    8,267 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:48 AM

    carlosdev:

    MCH2:

    Does anybody use the 29 yd flop shot.  I can see the uses for the 20 yd flop, but I think your full 50 or 60 yd wedge does a better job in most all situations than the 29 yd flop.  What say you!

    Hi

    In regards to 29 distance, I would go for Punch. Punch has more control in my experience. 

    - Carl

     

    I have to agree with Carl. I used to use both 20 and 29 yard flops quite a bit. But now it is almost always a punch with my 64 degree Cleveland. The punch is a lot easier to control, isn't affected by the wind as much, and you don't have to aim it well left of the hole or click way early to get the ball close. 

    The 64 degree Cleveland full backspin punch will hop and stop and get close. Both flops have their place but the punch is a much more effective shot. And used with Walk0flife's 50 punch spread sheet it is like a magic wand. 

    Joe

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  • adaputter United Kingdom
    1,816 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 12:22 PM

    a pitch shot is just as good as a  flop

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  • K7JBQ United States
    1,367 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 4:45 PM
    Agree, but I'm with those who go with the punch from that distance. Much easier to control the run out.
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  • skccvb United States
    769 Posts
    Wed, Jan 16 2019 11:48 PM

    No run out with full 60 yd CG wedge, full bs.

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  • Miantiao Australia
    318 Posts
    Thu, Jan 17 2019 2:17 AM

    Nup. Anywhere from 20-50 use a punch.

    Flop with a 60 wedge is useful in some situations, but can't compare to pitch, which will give you a much greater chance of holing out, or punch to get close out of typical flop range.

    So many players use flop, get close and reckon its a great shot. Well, balls to that. If you're within 20 yrds use pitch and hole it.

     

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