Short Game Overview
SHORT GAME OVERVIEW. Many golfers have the idea that the short game requires a knack or “touch”. Learn why that is not true, and how anyone can develop an effective short game by employing simple fundamentals and a good training program. As Lee Trevino once said, “There is no such thing as natural touch. Touch is something you create by hitting millions of balls.”
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Chipping vs. Pitching: Stroke Comparison
CHIPPING VS. PITCHING: STROKE COMPARISON The chip shot is like a lofted putting stroke and serves to get the ball airborne for a short distance. The pitch is a longer, more lofted shot, and involves a longer swing motion. Learn the key differences between these two all-important shots, and why the proper turn is the key to executing both effectively.
Chipping: Stroke Geometry
CHIPPING: STROKE GEOMETRY This is the most important chipping lesson you’ll ever have. Learn from our clear and powerful graphics that will help you understand the simple stroke geometry necessary for short game excellence. Gain precision with better chipping mechanics. Shoot lower scores by improving your short game.
Chipping & Pitching: Linear vs. Circular
CHIPPING & PITCHING: LINEAR VS. CIRCULAR Natural instinct can be counter to proper stroke mechanics. We are inclined to follow the target line rather than rotating around our axis; the only straight line in the movement is your axis that you rotate around, creating a simple, consistent, stroke arc. Learn this counter-intuitive principle for more effective chips and pitches.
Chipping & Pitching: Precision Drills
CHIPPING & PITCHING: PRECISION DRILLS. Develop a pure centered stroke with a couple of stance options. Learn to narrow your base to develop great chipping form. Great drills for chipping, short game excellence and eliminating lateral motion.
Chipping & Pitching: Posture Essentials
CHIPPING & PITCHING: POSTURE ESSENTIALS. Good posture is key for consistent short game strokes. Learn to how to stand tall with shoulders relaxed, bend from the hips and flex the knees, position your arms correctly and maintain your posture through the stroke. Improve your posture and lower your scores.
Chipping & Pitching: Set Up and Angles
CHIPPING & PITCHING: SET UP & ANGLES The first step in a great short game is a consistent set up. Learn how to improve your set up and increase your proficiency and success around the green.
Chipping & Pitching: Arms Position
CHIPPING & PITCHING: ARMS POSITION. Learn to set your arms where they naturally fall when chipping and pitching. Correct arms position equals freedom. Learn how to let gravity put you arms in the right position for getting the ball closer to the pin with greater consistency.
Chipping & Pitching: Ball Position
CHIPPING & PITCHING: BALL POSITION Ball placement influences how steep your angle of attack will be, and ultimately the flight of the ball. Learn why using your feet may not be the best reference point for ball placement and how to find your ideal ball placement to create effective chips and pitches.
Chipping & Pitching: Hands Position
CHIPPING & PITCHING: HANDS POSITION Learn how to set your hands on short shots by identifying the natural “hang” of the left arm (right arm for lefties). Setting your hands in the right position for chips and pitches will insure correct impact position at contact, and give you more effective shots around the green to lower your scores.
Chipping & Pitching: Repeatable Stroke Rhythm
CHIPPING & PITCHING: REPEATABLE STROKE RHYTHM. The secret to short game success is using gravity, not muscular force. Stroke rhythm is derived by employing gravity and ultimately… trusting your stroke. Learn to use a pendulum stroke for short game precision and excellence. A repeatable stroke will help lower your scores.
Chipping & Pitching: The Pendulum Stroke
CHIPPING & PITCHING: THE PENDULUM STROKE. This video shows you how to use tick-tock rhythm for all your shots around the green. The latest technology shows that all stroke rhythms should be the same whether a short chip or a long pitch, only speed (therefore distance the ball will travel) changes. Master your pendulum stroke and lower your scores.
Chipping & Pitching: Drills For Stroke Consistency
CHIPPING & PITCHING: DRILLS FOR STROKE CONSISTENCY. Make your practice sessions fun and productive with these two chipping precision drills that develop feel and distance control.
Chipping & Pitching: Reverse Ladder Drill For Distance Control
CHIPPING & PITCHING: REVERSE LADDER DRILL FOR DISTANCE CONTROL. This chipping is excellent drill for developing distance precision. You will learn to increase your stroke length as you get further from the hole. Challenge yourself, and fun and enjoy and rapid improvement in your chipping success.
Chipping & Pitching: Club Selection - Low Or High Loft?
CHIPPING & PITCHING: CLUB SELECTION - LOW OR HIGH LOFT ? Whether to chip, pitch or putt… that is the question! The loft you choose and the ratio of carry to roll are both determined by the club selection and the green you are approaching. Learn to decide the best option, air or land? Become proficient with one or two clubs in each category. (i.e. pitching: sand or pitching wedge; chipping, sand or any wedge and a lower lofted iron or hybrid; and putting stroke). (See video on Texas wedge or specifics on technique). Enhance your short game strategy and lower your scores.
Chipping & Pitching: Stroke Selection - Chip Or Pitch?
CHIPPING & PITCHING: STROKE SELECTION - CHIP OR PITCH ? Learn effective shot selection around the greens. Keeping it simple will minimize risk and is a good general strategy to follow. The adage "putt before you chip, and chip before you pitch” is wise advice to improve your handicap.
Short Game: The Texas Wedge
SHORT GAME: THE TEXAS WEDGE. Using your putter around the green may seem like a very conservative shot selection, but it is very often the best choice. Watch/Learn the essential modifications to succeed hitting these “Texas Wedge” shots. The simplest stroke generally produces the best outcome.
Bunker Shot Basics
BUNKER SHOT BASICS. Master sand play and make being in the bunker feel like a day at the beach. Proper sand play isn't complicated. Learn the simple techniques and elements for successfully bunker play, such as how to use the sand wedge’s bounce, finding the correct shaft angle and using extra knee flex.
Chipping & Pitching: Distance Control Drill
CHIPPING & PITCHING: DISTANCE CONTROL DRILL. Learn this great exercise to make your practice sessions fun while quickly mastering the relationship between stroke length and distance. Develop precision around the greens with the "ladder" drill. Learn to chip and pitch like a pro!
Special Shots & Situations Overview
SPECIAL SHOTS & SITUATIONS OVERVIEW. Expand your shot making repertoire and be ready for all situations that arise on the golf course. Learn to go high over obstacles and low under branches. Learn to hit from fairway and green side bunkers. Don’t let trouble inflate your scores. Learn how to manage all types of shots with skill and certainty.
Side Hill Lies: Ball Above Feet
SIDE HILL LIES: BALL ABOVE FEET. Learn the key adjustments to playing off a side-hill lie with the ball above your feet. Get clear and specific tips to effectively play a ball above your feet. Don’t let this challenging lie steal strokes from your game.
Side Hill Lies: Ball Below Feet
SIDE HILL LIES. BALL BELOW FEET. Learn the key adjustments to playing off a side-hill lie with the ball below your feet. Get clear and specific tips on how to effectively play a ball below your feet. Don’t let this challenging lie steal strokes from your game.
How To Play Uphill Lies
HOW TO PLAY UPHILL LIES. Learn the key adjustments to playing off an uphill lie. Get clear and specific instruction on how to hit effective shots from this easy to manage situation. Don’t let this challenging lie steal strokes from your game.
How To Play Downhill Lies
HOW TO PLAY DOWNHILL LIES. Learn the key adjustments to playing off an downhill lie. Get clear and specific instruction on how to hit effective shots from this easy to manage situation. Don’t let this challenging lie steal strokes from your game.
Managing Different Lies
MANAGING DIFFERENT LIES. Learn how to hit effective shots from a variety of lies. Learn the key adjustments to make for success when the ball is sitting up or sitting down. Turn a tough lie into a great shot. Become a player empowered with the know-how for successfully executing these potentially score-killing situations.
Playing Out of Deep Rough
PLAYING OUT OF DEEP ROUGH. Learn how to hit effective shots from the deep rough. Learn the key adjustments to make for success when the ball is sitting down in the rough. Turn a tough lie into a great shot. Become a player empowered with the know-how for successfully executing these potentially score-killing situations.
FLOP SHOTS. Around the greens, a lob or flop shot will save strokes. This shot is often required when you are on the wrong side of the green or facing a challenging pin position. Learn how to execute this fun and important shot for improving your scores.