Chip and run with a 6-iron

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When you find your ball around the edge of the green, many amateur golfers will automatically pluck a sand wedge from their bag and attempt a risky flop shot even if there are no hazards between them and the hole, but there is another way.

Using a straight-faced club is a far better option and TG Elite Teaching Professional Rob Watts shows you exactly how to execute this crucial recovery chip and run shot in this video.

Rather than a pitching wedge or 9-iron, Rob recommends using as little loft as a 6-iron to get the ball running in a controlled manner as quickly as possible.

Follow these simple set-up adjustments and you can ensure you keep double bogeys of your card and give yourself the optimum chance of getting up-and-down for par.