The main difference between a chip and a pitch shot is distance carried, trajectory, spin and club selection used to play each shot.
A chip shot is a low, running shot that is typically played from just off the green and travels a short distance before rolling towards the hole.
A pitch shot is a higher shot that is played from further away and lands softly on the green.
A chip shot is played with a lower trajectory and less loft, compared to a pitch shot which is played with a higher trajectory and a more lofted club.
A chip shot is usually played with a wedge or short iron, while a pitch shot is played with a lofted club such as a sand wedge or lob wedge.
A pitch shot is often played with more backspin than a chip shot, which helps the ball stop on the green quickly or even spin back.
Updated: 20-Apr-2023 | Email feedback to this question