While I do believe it is usually best to get the ball on the ground as soon as possible there are several factors to consider. I’m in Missouri most of our courses have zoysia green surrounds. This makes it very unpredictable to hit a bump and run shot. So most competent players use a lofted club to land on the green where the bounce of the ball is more predictable. That being said if you live where there is bent or bermuda surrounds learn to putt or bump it!