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Short Game

Improve your technique and master your short game. Get short game instruction to help simplify those critical shots. From holding the club properly to using the right angle, the key to golf's short game is a click away.



Push Your Putt

Make more putts with a push

Push Your PuttOne of the more common putting mistakes I see from my students is a lack of acceleration through the ball.

Short Game Prowess

Knock it stiff more often

Short Game ProwessWhen you think about it, short shots don't get the attention they deserve.

Left Turn

Hit successful chip shots!

Left TurnHitting successful chip shots from around the green requires a few basic fundamentals to understand. I think chipping is a little like putting, in that there's more than one right way to succeed.

Short Game School

Shoot Lower Scores Now!

Short Game SchoolThe secret to shooting lower scores isn't hitting longer drives and hitting more greens.

Bunker Control

Get up and down from the kitty litter

Bunker ControlWithout question, most amateurs make playing from the bunker more difficult than it needs to be.

Flip It To Stick It!

Hinge your wrists early to perfect this more advanced flop shot

Flip It To Stick It!If you've ever found yourself short-sided in the rough, as I am here, then you know you need to execute a shot that gets the ball up high and in a hurry—and lands soft. Here's a more advanced way to play this rough flop shot.

Greenside Greatness

Get up and down when you’re just off the green

Greenside GreatnessAs you can see here, I've got a 40-yard bunker shot, which is arguably one of the game's hardest tests. I'll show you two ways to play it, depending on the kind of sand that you find in the bunke

The Putt-Chip Shot

"Putt" your chips to get up and down

The Putt-Chip ShotThe putt-chip is a shot that I encourage all of my students to learn at our golf school.

Stripe Your Chips

Line up a range ball for perfect contact

Stripe Your ChipsWhen it comes to hitting short shots from just off the green, many of my students tend to neglect some basic swing fundamentals.

Making Crisp Chipping Contact

Two tips for better chipping contact

Making Crisp Chipping ContactThe chip shot might seem like a simple motion, so why do so many golfers complicate it with added movements?

Old School Rescue

Use your sand wedge to escape all kinds of greenside lies

Old School RescueWhile a buried bunker lie might be a bad break, it’s certainly not impossible to get it up and down from here.

Throw Some Sand

And escape the bunker

Throw Some SandOne of the reasons so many folks struggle from the sand is that they don’t understand the importance of an open face at impact.

Knock It Tight!

Six Tips To Get Up And Down

Knock It Tight!My good friend and mentor Mike LaBauve once told me a story about watching Greg Norman practice at the U.S. Open.

Closed, Open, Square

Control your pitch shots by practicing with your 8-iron

Closed, Open, SquareBetter iron play is at the heart of game improvement. It’s the center link of the golfing chain, and without a strong link in the middle, playing your best becomes an arduous, if not very frustrating, task.

Drop 10 Strokes In 10 Minutes

Score your best in 2011, quickly!

Drop 10 Strokes In 10 MinutesIt’s a new year. It’s a new you. It’s time to kick those bad swing habits and make 2011 the year you play your best golf ever.

Save More Pars

Get Up And Down More Often

Save More ParsThe best way to chip the golf ball isn’t the way you might have been taught. In fact, chipping is arguably the most misunderstood aspect of scoring, mainly because there are countless ways to get the job done.

Score From The Sand

Get up and down every time

Score From The SandHow you grip the club can greatly influence the type of shot you want to hit.

Knock It Stiff

When To Go for It, When To Play It Safe

Knock It StiffYou might be asking yourself why I’m not aiming at the green on this shot. I’ll give you a hint: See all that blue stuff? I don’t want my ball to go in it!

Chip Shots

Save strokes from just off the green

Chip ShotsOne of the reasons the world’s best players are so good is that they have stellar short games.

Bunker Escapes

Get Out and Onto The Green

Bunker EscapesWhen it comes to bunkers, amateurs fear them far more often than do touring professionals.

5 Shots 1 Club

(Sand Wedge, That Is)

5 Shots 1 ClubThe most successful golfers are the most creative ones. (Consider how inventive Phil Mickelson is when his tee shots get him in trouble.)

 
 
 
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