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A Pair of "Chip Tips" from PGA Coach Rob Douglas to Help Improve Your Short Game

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Most golfers are familiar with the old adage, "drive for the show, putt for the dough."
But outside of hitting it longer off the tee and gaining strokes on the green, a superior short game will round out your golf game and help you start to shave strokes off your handicap in no time.
PGA Coach Rob Douglas is an Assistant Professional at Rio Hondo Country Club in the Southern California Section and recently sent us a couple of helpful golf tips that you can implement into your practice sessions on the range or at home this winter to improve your short game.
It's important to keep your upper body quiet and your arms compact to your body to control the shot off your wedges. Douglas has a great drill and all you need is one of the many golf gloves we're sure are stored away in your bag.
Check out the tips below & be sure to visit PGA.com/Coach to search for a coach like Douglas in your area that can help you along your golf journey.
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Robert J Douglas


Assistant Golf Professional

Downey , CA

Robert has been on staff at Rio Hondo Golf Club for 19 years and is a PGA Professional and TPI Certified. He played four years of varsity golf for Warren High School and four years of collegiate golf for Cypress College and UMass Lowell. Robert won the NCAA New Hampshire Invite and took his school to their first NCAA regional championship while attending UMass Lowell. He loves teaching the game and sharing his insight on game improvement and course management. Robert has been the captain of our PGA Jr. League and has finished second in Southern California twice since starting the program in 2016. He also owns a Foresight CG Quad launch monitor that is used for teaching lessons and club fitting.