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Four Short Game Shots
Often players choose a more difficult shot than is needed.  Here are four shots in the order in which you should think of playing them.1. Putt the ball whenever given the chance.2. Hybrid Putt when the distance from the pin is too great to putt with a putter.3. Chip shot (a
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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.  These two shots make up the majority of your
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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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Short Game Ball Position
Here is a way for a right-handed golfer to remember where your ball should be played.  If you want the ball to roll play it off of your right foot.  If you want your ball to be lofted into the air play it off of your left foot.
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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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End the Short Game Drama
Developing confidence in your short game is the key to a good short game. Practice makes perfect, but how are you practicing?  Players tend to chip, pitch and putt multiple balls from one location just trying to get it close.
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The Bump and Run
This is the time of year where we move from a "dormant" bump & run around the greens mentality to a "growing season" pitch or flop shot.
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Quit Punishing Yourself - Learn to Lean it 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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