Oct 15th, 2020
Bump and Run from Paige Spiranac
Latest from ‘Quickies with Paige’ series
Words: GolfPunk Photography: _paige.renee
The technique is fairly easy to pick up but here are the key points from Paige's video.
Step 1 – Select your club which can be any club you like but typically one uses a pitching wedge or a 7, 8 or 9 iron.
Step 2 – A must is that you choke down on the club for better control.
Step 3 – The clubface should be square to the target.
Step 4 – Take a nice narrow stance with a ball position in the centre or slightly back of middle but never off the front foot.
Step 5 – Optionally you can open your stance or keep it square it depends which you feel most comfortable with.
Step 6 – Next set your weight forward, roughly 70% of the weight being on the front foot. Never have your weight on the back foot for a bump and run shot.
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Step 7 – Have little or no wrist cock on your backswing with everything staying connected as you turn back.
Step 8 – Unlike a flop shot or bunker shot do not throw your hands through the shot. You need to feel your glove hand is leading through the impact.
Step 9 – The follow through and backswing should be identical and on completion of the shot, the club should be pointing at the target.
Paige cooly demonstrates the shot and has a couple of other tips which are to stay relaxed throughout the shot and do not look up too quickly after impact.
Simples! Now go practice.