Golf Chip Shots
What is a chip-in?
The chip-in in golf is when a golfer chips the ball from the fringe or rough into the cup. The chip shot in golf is a low, short shot that a golfer hits from the fringe or rough onto the putting surface. A chip causes the ball to roll towards the hole due to its low flight.
The thinned chip in golf is where a golfer blades the ball when attempting to hit a chip shot. This results in the ball rolling well past the hole.
Why is the flag not removed from the hole on a chip shot in golf?
Chipping a ball into the hole from off the green is an exciting moment for any golfer because it usually means he is saving a stroke on a given hole. When a golfer does in fact hole out, they usually do not take the flag out because the diameter of the hole is wide enough to pull the ball from the bottom of the cup despite the flag pin being inserted in the hole. This ultimately saves a golfer the time it would take to remove the pin, collect the ball, and then insert the pin back in the cup.