We must strive every day in our golf pursuits to ‘Keep It Stupid Simple’! Our golf lives will improve with this approach and attitude. How important are our ‘Approach Shots’, strikes to those ‘5/10/15 Foot Circles’? Oh, what a rhetorical question! Any substantial golfer … ‘Player’ … can hit his or her circles! Produces really great ‘Putting Numbers’ needed to be a champion! (see ‘Quadranting Greens’)
So, let us look at ‘Chipping & Pitching’ if you don’t mind?
A Putt is all ‘Run or Ground Distance and Time.
A Chip Is A Putt With A Hop … created primarily by the factory ‘Loft’ or by the tool. A Chip is mostly Run (Ground Distance and Time) with very little ‘Air Distance and Time’.