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.
Being proficient at the short game also requires being able to read the lie before you. Knowing how a lie will react gives you the choice to play the best kind of shot necessary to get that ball close to hole and up and down. Save shots by knowing the lie.
In this member question video I discuss trajectories on pitch shots. I am a big believer in the closer you keep the ball to the ground on pitch shots the more control you will have. Learn how to flight your pitch shots in this video.
Gary Player has always been world renowned for his bunker play. Delve into his bunker secrets and how they match up with my past videos regarding bunker play.
Most great pitchers of the ball do the same things. They keep their arms in front of their body and they keep the shaft on a perfectly matched plane- into and beyond impact. Sharpen up your pitch shots by understanding this concept and a drill to help you see it and then do it
Pitching the ball well relies on correct strike- correct distance and trajectory control. Watch this student lesson as I run through several of these elements and how to make you a better pitcher of the ball
Listen in as one of the best wedge players of the game- Lee Trevino- talks about bounce and loft and how to learn to use it for better controlled pitch shots and wedge play
The uphill lie in a bunker needs a specific alteration compared to a regular bunker shot- watch this video to find out how a tough shot can be made easy.
Not every golf course setup you may play on will require high soft flop shots. Normally these shots are reserved for tour players who play thick rough and fast sloping greens. However this shot can be very useful in certain situations. The 7 finger flop is a shot I learned from Greg Norman who had it passed onto him by Seve Ballesteros. With some practice it can also work for you.
There are numerous illusions in golf that us as golfers need to know and understand so they don't interfere with the way we intend to play the shot. Hopefully this video will add some insight into how ball position can look different based on the aim.