Short Game

Even the most skilled golfers can find themselves struggling with the all-important short game. But when your chipping goes awry, how do you get it back on track? 2009 PGA Teacher of the Year Mike Bender can help in this week's "Free Lesson Friday."

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Chip with a Hybrid to Get Up-and-Down Lesson
Learning how to chip using a hybrid can be a valuable addition to your short game. Learn when and how best to execute this shot from PGA Professional Kim Verrecchio.
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Chipping off Sidehill and Downhill Lies: Easy Instruction
Learn how to chip off sidehill and downhill lies around the green with 3 easy steps from PGA Professional Kim Verrecchio.
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Improve Chipping off Thin or Tight Lies Around Green
Learn how to improve your chipping off tight lies around the green from PGA Professional Kellie Stenzel, who offers simple instruction for hitting this key shot during your round.
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Flop Shot or Bump and Run? Strategy and Instruction
Watch golf instruction for how to choose between a bump-and-run or a flop shot. PGA Professional Holly Taylor explains the strategy and tips for how to be successful at both shots.
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How to Hit Flop Shot like Phil Mickelson Instruction
Wanna learn how Phil Mickelson hits his flop shot? PGA Professional John Webster explains the key fundamentals to hitting this shot.
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A better golf stance for pitching
PGA Professional Wayne Defrancesco says a better stance will help your pitching.
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Case of the yips can affect even the greats, and can be tough to cure
WATERLOO – When it happens to Tiger, people notice.   Such was the case at the start of the 2015 PGA Tour golf season when Woods' erratic chipping at the Waste Management Phoenix Open had golf analysts using the words yips to desc
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Three tips for hitting the perfect bump-and-run shot
Need to chip the ball from off the green? If your course features large greens and ample run-up areas, don't automatically reach for the wedge. Instead, here are three tips to perfect the bump-and-run shot, which will get your ball down and running more quickly.
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Three tips to improve your half-swing shots
When PGA Tour professionals get into an "in between" yardage situation, they can rely on two things: knowing the exact distance of each of their wedges and hours of practice on the range.
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Developing Feel in Your Short Game
Too often, students will ask me what the best club is to use for a basic chip shot, for example.
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Lesson Learned: Short game in the rain
Not everybody has the short-game touch of a Matt Jones, who chipped in from more than 40 yards out Sunday to win a rainy Shell Houston Open playoff against Matt Kuchar.
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A Lesson Learned: Short Game means Big Results
In what's become somewhat of a tradition for me, I am writing "A Lesson Learned" for the Tournament of Champions event at Kapalua.
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Innovative ways to improve chipping
PGA Professional Thomas Troncoso, Head Professional at Chestnut Ridge CC, talks about what you should be seeing and hearing when hitting chips around the green.
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Tips to improve your pitching and chipping
Laird Small, Dir. of the Pebble Beach Golf Academy, offers help on how to pitch the ball consistently and successfully to improve your short game.
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Tips for chipping in golf
Brian Whitcomb, Director of Golf at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend, Ore., gives his best tips for chipping the golf ball. He explains the importance of chipping the ball one-third of the way in the air and then letting the ball roll the rest of the way to the hole.
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Hitting from the rough: How to determine your lie and shot
PGA Teacher of the Year Laird Small shows how to read the rough by demonstrating that the grass between club face and ball reduces spin and control of ball flight.
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Golf chipping tips: Using proper loft when chipping around the green
PGA Professional Mark Sheftic corrects a common mistakes amateurs make with their chipping game.
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Putting or chipping from the fringe of the green
PGA Master Professional John Hughes offers two different ways to play your ball when it lies on the fringe just off the green.
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Tips to help your short game
TNT's Craig Sager wanted to dramatically improve his game, so he went to the PGA Golf School in Port St. Lucie, Fla. PGA Professional Eric Hogge gave him some help on improving several aspects of his short game.
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Golf chipping drills: Improve chipping with Flamingo Drill
PGA Professional Chris Case shows you how to use the Flamingo Drill to improve your chipping game.
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