Playing Lesson – Bounce It On

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Paul Wilson is the creator of Swing Machine Golf and founder of Ignition Golf. Paul's golf swing technique is based on the Iron Byron swing machine. YouTube Channels: Paul Wilson Golf and Ignition Golf Tips. Please Join me on Google+

15 Responses to “Playing Lesson – Bounce It On”

  1. Great tip again Paul !

    Many players tend to forget during a round of golf that this is very tactical game where the aim is to minimize the risks.

    Thank you remain of that !!

    Best regards

    • Mauri,

      Exactly. There are so many options that are not obvious at first. You need to see every option then pick the one that best suits you and keeping the mistakes to a minimum. Glad you get it.

  2. Hi Paul

    I play in France and in Miami. This suggestion works perfectly in France. However, in South Florida, your 2nd and 3rd shot would have been kept in the hard grass rough, which sometimes grows in the direction from which you were chipping. So in Miami I would compromise for your first shot, that ended up in the bottom of the green, but an uphill putt.

    Love the playing tips!


    • David,

      Play it when you can play it. With the sever drop off at the back of the green I would be very careful in this situation. You hit it over this green and you will make a really high number.

  3. Excellent advice ,Paul.I would call it the “bump and run “chip.If you have watched the ENGLISH OPEN ,when it’s played at SAINT ANDERWS ,there’s a hole,adjacent to a road,lower than the green,where the green can’t hold a pitch shot ,even if it’s perfect ,and where this bump a run shot is mandatory

    • Raymond,

      Glad you like it. I play these shots a lot. There are so many times when this is the best option.

  4. I just saw on the TV RORY SABATINI playing this shot,in very similar conditions to the one you show .Well,his bump and run chip got stuck in the first cut of rough and stayed there without rolling onto the sloping green .Before playing this shot you have to inspect carefully the grass in front of the green:if it is too moist or too high you’d better call off this type of shot !

    • Raymond,

      I did hit the shot high enough plus I hit a downslope so I knew it would kick forward. Just got to look at your situation and make that determination.


  5. December 2, 2018


    Don’t you have to take a longer backswing than just outside right leg when you are chipping further from the green like in this video?

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      December 2, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      You are only hitting the ball a few yards. So take it back to the level you hit it onto the front of the green. It’s a guideline. If I don’t tell you to do that you will be taking half backswing. So it may be a little longer backswing or accelerate harder.

  6. December 5, 2018


    What club were you playhing for these shots

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      December 5, 2018

      Paul Wilson


      I was hitting that with sand wedge. You can hit anything doing those shots. Less lofted club comes out lower and will bounce more. It is hard to see in the video but this is a sever slope. Wrong club here and it will go off the green. So this one SW was the club. Experiment a little to get a feel for it.

  7. March 19, 2019


    “You can hit anything doing those shots. Less lofted club comes out lower and will bounce more”

    Trying to dial in more of these shots around the green, a good up and down will save a round. Like you said, if you blade it slightly trying to fly it on, the hole is over.
    Like in your Flop shot tip, you paced off your yardage, Ratios. Would you do the same here. Looked like a 1 to 2 ratio in the video, maybe a little less, and being downhill would play as 1 to 1. would you do the same here, use the ratio but take a pitching wedge, 1 to 2 since you are landing in the rough, or because of the downhill slope stick with the sand wedge. I assume, even landing in the rough, the roll would be farther with a pitching wedge or 9 iron etc. A lot of these shots are feel but by using the ratios, rule of 12, my short game improved last year.

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      March 23, 2019

      Paul Wilson


      Exactly getting it up and down is how to go low. It takes experience and understanding.

      Here I said I was going to fly it 5 yards. I was really just thinking where do it have to hit it so it bounces a few times to get onto that fringe and start rolling. So here the ratios may not apply because you are not going to get an even roll out hitting into thick rough. Remember 1:1 is if it hits the green. This was such a severe slope (you can’t tell in video) so I used the SW. Using another club it may come out hot and fly too close to the fringe and rolling off the green. So I specifically used the SW for this not to happen.

      I love bouncing it on and practice this a lot. You might want to do this too because few people will practice it so they never get the experience to know how to hit these shots. They are life savers.

  8. April 23, 2020


    Your “To Do List” I put some items in on the short game. Tried to pull them up. No luck. I went to your intro on the to do list but can’t get them to come up. Can you help me?


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