The object of the short game is to get the ball up and down as quickly as possible to save strokes. I will show you my short game keys to allow you lower scores every time you play.
Adding loft to the clubface to play a high flop shot or a bunker shot is not really about opening the clubface. Putting loft on the club is the goal and there is an easy solution that keeps your alignment and swing path more consistent.
Confidence helps ability. Practice all the green side shots so you can find the one you are most comfortable with.
If you have trouble with your chips and pitch shots you may be moving your legs too much and dipping your knees and changing your body center. Practice this to become more stable and in the right place to get better strikes.
Focusing on your right arm can be the way to save your short game- especially the pitch shot and chips from near the fringe. Watch this video to learn how players such as Jason Day eliminate the bad short game shots via their technique
All I know about bunker play- shown here in this 20 minute video. I will show you how to make the best of any bunker situation.
Luke Donald has always been recognized with having one of the better short games on tour. He recently posted a video showing his pitching action- and a great way to train how to use the bounce correctly.
The worse the lie is- just make an adjustment to your setup. The heel of the club can grab in the grass- the toe end cuts through the grass. Toe down is the "lowdown" to better chips from poor lies
The short game is all about confidence and trust. Growing up in Melbourne I was always better at the chip and run shot than the lofted shot. The courses I played gave me this option so I played it more and knew I could play it well.
Ultimately the goal to chipping is to get the ball in the hole or as close as possible. Here is a chipping game that allows you to focus on this rather than technique- so it becomes easier on the course to dial those short shots in.