Around the Green » The Roll Ratio Formula

There is not just one way to get the ball to the hole.

When selecting your club, keep these points in mind. Follow the Roll Ratio Formula: A long chip requires more roll, so a 9, 8 or 7 iron is a good choice. If there is little green and you need more height to land the ball softly with little roll, a lob or sand wedge is a good choice.

The roll ratio is a formula used by many great players. In its simplest form: The lower the club, the more it rolls. So explore your clubs and pay attention to the spot you need to land the ball with a particular club to get it close. This is a great practice session as well. Pay attention to the lay of the land, this green has a slight upslope.