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Short Game: Lever vs. Non-Lever
One of the most important decisions you will have to make around the green when playing is whether or not to use a lever action or non-lever action.
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Executing the Perfect Pitch Shot
That troublesome 20-30 yard pitch shot is easier than you think. Learn to hit a variety of pitch shots by relaxing your arms to allow them to work around your body.
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Lag for Lower Scores
One of the predominant problems that most golfers suffer from is poor judgment on the putting green. Poor judgment is, simply not understanding the goal for each individual putt. Most high handicap and even some very good intermediate players think the goal is to make every putt they look at.
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Release Back Foot for More Effective Chips
The most common flaw I see in pitching is swinging flat-footed. By this I mean the trailing foot. Releasing the trailing foot (letting it roll towards the toe) makes it easier for the player to keep the hands in front of the clubhead.
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Avoid the Wrong Shot in Your Short Game
As we all know, the short game is where we score or try to score that low number. But for many high handicappers, this is where their problems really start.
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Better Chipping
We've all had days when the swing felt perfect and our scores reflected that confidence. But unfortunately, we all know the days where the swing feels out of sorts and the scorecard reflects that as well.
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To Chip or Pitch
Any golfer wishing to lower his or her scores needs to learn how to control the ball's height and speed around the green. This key aspect of the short game is largely determined by a player's knowledge of two important shots -- the chip-and-run and the pitch.
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A Lesson Learned: Mickelson's mastery of the pinestraw nets him third green jacket
The shot of the week in this year's Masters (shot of the decades?) was from champion Phil Mickelson; an artful threading of a 6 iron between two trees and over Rae's Creek on the par 5, 13th hole.
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Chipping out of a divot
PGA Professional Bill Murchison demonstrates how to chip out of a greenside divot.
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Uphill Chips and developing feel
PGA Professional Quinn Griffing talks to you about developing a feel for your chip shot.
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Ball against the collar
PGA Professional Chris Case lets you know how to hit your ball cleanly when it's resting against the collar near the green.
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Chipping Cure
PGA Professional Rafael Floriani offers some advice on improving your chipping techniques.
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Playing proper percentages
PGA Professional Simon Anders offers advice on how to save strokes by playing smarter from tough situations
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Better chipping technique
PGA Professional Ryan Benzel shows you how to tighten up your stance and improve your chipping.
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The quick stop chip
PGA Professional Ryan Benzel shows you one technique to stop your chip shot quickly to a short-sided pin.
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Developing a short game
I am a 5 handicap golfer with a big problem. My shortgame is totally underdevelopped compared to my long game. In fact, Its quite terrible for someone of my caliber despite the 5-6 hours per week that i devote to practice the short game. 80% of my ractice time actually.
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Tight Lie; Short Shot
A pitch short or short chip shot from short grass or a tight lie can be a challenge even for the very best players. Make a few practice swings and brush the ground in a way you would do it if the ball was there.
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Short Game, Short Game, Short Game!
With over 60% of your strokes coming from inside of 100 yards, it is essential that you spend a proportionate amount of time on your short game as you practice. You should devote most of your short game practice to putting and chipping.
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Learn to Lean Forward
The most common thing that causes poor contact in shots around the green is the hands and wrists trying to scoop the ball in the air.  The scooping action results in punishing shots that are bladed over the green or hit fat and fall short of the target.  The scooping action of your h
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"Bladed" and "Bellied" Wedge Shots
When your ball is lying a few from the green and you feel that a chip or pitch shot is not the right choice, try using the "Bladed" or "Bellied" wedge shot.  Simply choke down on a wedge so it hovers slightly above the middle of your ball.  Use a normal putting st
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