Based on launch monitor data gathered from numerous professionals and amateurs hitting good and bad short game shots, the Attack Angle is the single most important aspect of the short game! Those that continue to be inconsistent around the greens hitting chip and pitches
do not have a consistent attack angle that falls between *4.5-8.5 degrees.
Too Shallow of an ATTACK ANGLE - ATTACK ANGLE less than *4.5 degrees. Most amateurs struggle with too shallow of an attack angle. This problem leads to both fat and thin shots around the greens, and an inability to chip/pitch the ball out of deep rough.
Too Steep of an ATTACK ANGLE - Attack angle greater than *8.5 degrees. This problem is mostly found with the better players and those that have a significant amount of lag. This problem can also lead to fat and thin shots. This type of player feels more comfortable chipping out of rough because of the room under the ball which will allow for a steeper angle to work. If the ball is on a tight lie, this technique is very difficult to pull off.
Here is a 58/08 wedge passing through the chip fix with 4-6 degrees of shaft lean.
Here is a 52/10 wedge passing through the Chip Fix with 4-6 degrees of shaft lean.
Here is a pitching wedge passing through the Chip Fix with 4-6 degrees of shaft lean.