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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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.
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