Author: Jody Niemann, LPGA
11/28/2018 at 4:03 pmAround The Green
The Bump and Run Shot
Jody Niemann first swung a golf club at age 8, and soon began practicing so vigorously that she tore up her mother’s front lawn. Her grandfather entered her into junior competitions, where she found immediate success.
Niemann was named an American Junior Golf Association All-American four times from 1991 to 1994 and was the Idaho high school state champion in 1992 and 1995.
She went on to golf at Arizona State, where she helped the Sun Devils win two national championships before competing on the LPGA Tour for three years.
Because of a back injury and the desire to spend more time with her two children, Niemann cut short her playing career. But she stayed active in the sport, coaching for eight years at Arizona and UNR. Today she is the first female general manager of a Las Vegas club - Royal LInks Golf Club.
How To Hit The Bump and Run Shot
Need to chip the ball from off the green? If you are playing a course that features large greens and areas where you can run the ball, then leave the wedge in the bag. Instead, use a less lofted club and get the ball to release to the flag using the bump-and-run shot, which will get your ball down and running more quickly.