What's your setup like for long chips and pitches?
Any Paul Runyan or Phil Rodgers in there?
That's how I do it.
Besides the short game, I practice 1/2 shots every range session, with every club, all the way thru my hybrid, and like hitting them more than full shots also. I can hit useful shots, and practice my arm connection thru impact - Geoff Jones aka "Swingfixer's" 9 to 3 drill.
An illustration of punched shot use -
I remember a story told to me by a local pro, who had the opportunity to play a practice round with San Snead, many years ago.
On a windy, 185 yd par 3, Sam watched the other pros hit 4,5, and 6 iron shots. Sam pulled a 2 iron and punched it in 3 feet away.
Tex, my set up for long chips is basically using a 6 iron, played back in the stance, weight on left side or basically turing the 6 iron into a 5 iron. At Bandon with the huge greens, I used a 4 iron played in the middle of my stance which worked very well. Putting grip, hands opposed equally, of course.
Stance is not square, I find it a bit restricting, but Mr. R. played it that way with a slight toe out. Didn't work for me as well as the left foot pulled back a touch.
I hovered the club a bit and toe down to have the shaft perpendicular to the ground. Assuming a good and level lie.
I focused on the back of the ball on the exact spot and almost as the same time as impact, my head would follow the shot down the line. I know Gary Player says to keep your head still (putting) until you hear it drop (ball) but I prefer the down the line follow through which is very accurate for me. I think Anika!
Jay and Bill Hass were out here with Mr. Trevino and I watched Bill pitch a few short shots in for a very low score hovering around 60 ish. My thought is that if he doesn't keep that up or doesn't constantly practice that shot it can get a bit ugly. Too long, way too short, etc.
I think it was last year or so that Jay finally jumped in to help with the short around the green shots getting away from the high lofted short pitch shot which seemed not to be working as well. He basically showed him the lost art of the putt/chip. Interesting... I think Feherty had said something nice about Mr. R. and this technique.
One of my friends last spring, just came back from a golf camp mostly short game and gave me a lesson on this Explained to me why we should be chipping with an short iron not a wedge. I didn't want to burst his bubble...
I explained the rule of 11 with the irons and I said I could have saved him about $$$$.$$!
There is a lot more but this is basically what I do.