The Keys To Hitting A Bump And Run

The bump and run shot isn’t the sexiest play in the world, but it’s one of the safest and most consistent shots in golf.

Many mid-to-high handicappers reach for their 60° wedge in a situation where it’s not necessary to carry the ball a long way. The result is usually a bladed or chunked shot.


In this video, Swing-U instructor Josh Kelley takes you through the basics of the bump and run and also shows us why more players need to hit this shot whenever it’s possible.

  • Read the slope of the green and landing area.
  • Take a less lofted club (7, 8 or 9 iron)
  • Move closer to the ball and get the shaft more upright
  • Choke down on the club and use a putting motion, letting the shoulders do the work
  • Keep your weight slightly forward with the lower body staying relatively still. Take a few practice swings brushing the grass with the club before hitting the shot


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