The bump and run shot is a low spinning short game shot that keeps the ball lower to the ground, eliminates many of the errors seen in a typical greenside shot, and helps golfers get the ball close enough to the hole for a one-putt.
Many bump and run shots will land halfway between you and the pin and roll the other half of the way.
With most shots in golf, there is a certain risk involved. When you hit a variety of shots, especially high-lofted flop shots, you need a larger swing with a higher-lofted club, which can cause chunks and skulls. You can learn how to Stop thin and fat shots here.
The bump and run is a simple shot, and you can use many different clubs in the bag to make it happen.