Couldn't agree more. Well over 600 holed shots here and easily 250 of them have been chips. Probably 175 pitches
That might be true, but you have to keep in mind that it's a lot easier to hole-out a shot that is a "typical chip candidate" than a shot that is a "typical pitch candidate." A typical chip candidate is 6-14-yards in length, whereas a typical pitch candidate is 12-24-yards in length. Having a higher chance to sink 6-14 -yard chips than 12-24 -yard pitches does not necessarily mean that the chip shot is superior or even as good as the pitch shot.
Despite all of my complaints about chipping, nobody has ever put forth any valid benefits of using chip over pitch for a shot needing 8+ yards of power.
Ignoring the ultra-short, under-eight-yards shots, what does the chip shot have to compensate for its short-flight, long-roll behavior? If it has any valid benefits whatsoever, I am all ears.