Chippers

  • A chipper combines an 8-iron loft with a putter length. The hybrid-like sole width is designed to resist chunked shots. ODYSSEY: Marxman X-Act ($119). The 37-degree putter-like club features the White Hot XG elastomer-backed polymer face insert. CLEVELAND: Niblick ($110). The wide-sole-iron design comes in 37- and 42-degree lofts. ADAMS: Idea a3OS ($90). Built as a hybrid with a putter hosel, it has 37 degrees of loft and an extended grip. __TOUR EDGE:__Geomax 2 ($50). Made of 431 stainless steel, it has perimeter weighting in the heel and toe.
    February 25, 2009

    Buying A Short Game

    Is the return of the chipper welcome news -- or moral outrage?
  • A chipper combines an 8-iron loft with a putter length. The hybrid-like sole width is designed to resist chunked shots. ODYSSEY: Marxman X-Act ($119). The 37-degree putter-like club features the White Hot XG elastomer-backed polymer face insert. CLEVELAND: Niblick ($110). The wide-sole-iron design comes in 37- and 42-degree lofts. ADAMS: Idea a3OS ($90). Built as a hybrid with a putter hosel, it has 37 degrees of loft and an extended grip. __TOUR EDGE:__Geomax 2 ($50). Made of 431 stainless steel, it has perimeter weighting in the heel and toe.
    February 25, 2009

    Buying A Short Game

    Is the return of the chipper welcome news -- or moral outrage?