Having trouble pitching in the wind? In this video, former European Tour player Oliver Whiteley, based at Bramall Park GC, Stockport, explains how to use the Bump and Run method.
The bump and run is a fantastic shot from inside 50 yards because the wind shouldn’t affect the shot at all. It can also be very effective even when it isn’t windy, especially when pitching up a steep slope or from a suspect lie. Tom Watson credits keeping the ball on the ground more in helping him win his five Open championships.
For more advice about playing into the wind, check out the July 2014 issue of TG.