Short Game Tips

What’s the easiest way to knock shots off your golf handicap or improve your scores? I’ll give you a clue, it’s not hitting your drives an extra 20 yards.

You play the majority of your golf shots on or around the green, so why not practice that part of your game more. If you hit every shot from within 100 yards with the aim of the next shot being a makable putt, then your scores will tumble.

Having a solid golf short game has the added advantage of taking some of the pressure off your approach play. If you think that you need to hit the green or it’s a certain bogie, then more than likely you are going to miss the green. If you think that even if you miss the green you’ve got a decent shot at getting up and down then you take the pressure off your fairway shot and play a smoother stroke, more likely to succeed.


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In this section of the site I’ll give you all the golf skills, drills and tips you need to:-

 

Golf Pitching Tips

How To Set Up For Great Pitch Shots

Learn the proper set up to help you make solid and consistent contact with ball – and maybe even impress your playing partners by making the ball check and spin…

How To Control The Distance of Your Pitch Shots

Once you can consistently control the distance of your pitch shots, you’ll give yourself makeable birbie putts and you’ll save more pars when you’re in trouble…

How To Improve Your Golf Pitch Shots

Here’s the most common fault I see in club golfers, and how to fix it…

Golf Pitching Drill – Accelerate Through The Ball

Here’s another common fault along with its fix ..

Golf Chipping Tips

How To Set Up For Great Chip Shots

Here’s the correct set up to help you chip consistently so you get up and down more often…

How To Achieve A Consistent Chip Shot Ball Strike

No more thinned chips through the green! Here’s how you can strike you chips with confidence…

Chipping Distance Control

This chipping technique video will show you how to control the distance of your chips for more birdies and par saves…

Club Selection For Chip Shots

This video lesson will help you choose the right club for the chip at hand…

How To Play A Chip & Run

I think more golfers should play this shot more often. Here’s why and how…

How To Play A Flop Shot

It’s ot only a great way to impress your playing partners, the flop shot can get you out of the trickiest positions and save you shots. Here’s how to play it…

Chipping From A Downhill Lie

You’ll very often find that your ball is resting on a bank that makes up the side of the green. Here’s how you adjust your set up and technique for a downhill lie…

Chipping From An Uphill Lie

And here’s how you play chip shots from an uphill lie…

Chipping From A Bare Lie

Ever found your ball lying on very bare, dry or hard ground around? It’s a tough shot and one that is often thinned through the green ending up further away than your started. Here are some tips for playing this type of shot…

Chipping From A Heavy/Rough Lie

On many golf holes, you don’t have to miss the green by much to find your ball sitting down in heavy grass. It’s another tough shot that requires a balance of commitment and finesse…

Bunker Golf Tips

The Best Set Up For Bunker Shots

Here’s the correct set up for most golfers when playing green-side bunker shots…

How To Take The Right Amount Of Sand

Improve your golf bunker play by taking the right amount of sand (hint: don’t make the mistake of taking different amounts of sand to control your bunker shot distances)…

Easy But Effective Bunker Drill

The simple drill will really improve your bunker play and distance control…

Bunker Shot Distance Control

Here’s the best technique for controlling the distance of green-side bunker shots so you can make more sand saves…

How To Play From Wet & Compact Sand

Ever had to play from wet and compact sand only to thin the ball through the side of the green and into a worse postion than when you started? This video lesson will prevent that from ever happening again…

How To Play Plugged Lies

Generally considered one of the toughest sand shots to control, a plugged lie needn’t bother you again…

How To Play From Sloping Lies In The Sand

Don’t let an awkward slope in the bunker ruin your score. Here’s how to tackle them…

How To Play From Fairway Bunkers

Landing in a fariway bunker doesn’t have to cost you the hole. Here’s how to play this shot…

Golf Putting Tips

Proper Putting Alignment

Here’s how to line your putts up correctly so you can hole out more often…

Correct Putting Stance & Ball Position

This putting lesson covers the fundamentals of putting stance, posture and golf ball position. Not to be overlooked..

Keep Your Eyes Over The Golf Ball

Improve your putting accuracy with this simple tip…

The Basic Putting Grip

This lesson covers the most popular putting grip (see the lesson below for variations of this grip) …

Improve Your Putting Stroke

You’ve set up to your putt perfectly – now here’s how to carry out the perfect putting stroke…

Improve Your Distance Control

If you can accurately and consistently control the speed and distance of your putts (even if your line is off a little), you’ll rarely three-putt…

Different Putting Grips

There’s more than one to grip the putter. Experiment with these popular alternative grips to see which one works best for you…

How To Read Greens & Breaks

Putting across a slope in the green can be tricky. This lesson will help you read the slopes and the pace of your putts so that you have confidence wherever your ball finishes on the green…

Putting With A Hybrid / Rescue Club

Your putter is not always the best club in the bad to putt with. Here’s how and when to use a hybrid or rescue club to putt around the fringes of the green…

Golf Putting Drills

Golf Putting Drill – The 30 Putt Test

This is a great drill not only for improving your putting but also to compare yourself with better players (hint: top professionals would expect to score around 20)…

Golf Putting Drill – Check Your Putter’s Path

This simple drill gives you a strong visual reference for checking your putter’s swing path…

Golf Putting Drill – Hole More Short Putts

If you can sink every putt from 3-4 feet and in, you’ll really start to see your scores on the golf course drop. Here’s a drill that will help you with that…