It has been called the "Texas Wedge," putting from off the green. I think not enough people see the value of this shot. As I have said, it is easier to roll the golf ball onto the green when you are close than flying it. I know you see all the PGA Tour players hit these incredible high flop shots onto the green when they're close to the green. But here is the problem. You are not a PGA Tour player and most likely do not play golf everyday and for a living. So I have my students, including some of my tour professionals, follow this general rule. If you feel like you can putt it from off the green - putt it. If you feel you can chip it -- chip it. If you feel you can't do those two - pitch it.
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