A golfer can use a wedge to hit a chip shot on a green if they feel it will get them closer to the hole than putting the ball on the putting surface.
Of course, most golf courses would frown on this, particularly if a golfer takes a big, fat divot with their evasive chip shot from the green.27 May 2018
Is it legal to use a wedge on the green?
Are golfers only allowed to use a putter on the putting green? The Rules of Golf allow the use of any golf club to play any golf shot. If you want, you can tee off using a putter and putt using a driver.24 May 2019
Can you putt from off the green?
Charles Howell III prepares to putt from just off the green at the 2007 Nissan Open. Technically, a golfer may use a putter anywhere on the course. You’re welcome to use it on every shot, if you like, but unless you’re playing miniature golf you won’t score very well with that strategy.
What is a putting wedge?
A pitching wedge is a wedge used to hit a shot with higher and shorter trajectory than a 9-iron and a lower and longer trajectory than a gap wedge.
Why do golfers poke the green?
They actually grow in the air spaces between the soil particles. On putting greens, the aim is to move water away from the surface as quickly as possible. On soil greens, that can be quite difficult but the requirement is to keep the surface in contact with the sub surface. That means aerating at all different depths.11 Feb 2019