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.
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.
Bunkers are hazards. Therefore we rarely get a perfect lie. What should you do when the ball is above your feet in a greenside bunker? Watch and learn.....
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