Short Game Drills Series – Post 2

by JL Lewis on February 15, 2012

Last week I posted three short game drills that can improve your golf game. Hopefully, you have had a chance to try them out and begin practicing these drills.  In review,

PUTTING DRILL:

LONG PUTTING PRACTICE:  Practice putting 40, 50, and 60-foot putts until you have made twenty putts from these distances.

CHIPPING DRILL

3 WITH 3 CHIPPING DRILL:  Drop balls in different locations.  Chip with a 6-iron until three shots are holed out. Repeat this drill with an 8-iron and a pitching wedge.

PITCHING DRILL

DISTANCE CONTROL PITCHING DRILL:  Practice with a sand wedge and play the ball forward in the stance, then in the middle of the stance, then in the back of the stance.  This develops trajectory control which is essential for being able to fly the ball the correct distance in the air on pitch shots.

In addition to these drills here is a new practice drill to add to your short game practice routine.

PUTTING DRILL

RIGHT-HANDED PUTTING DRILL:  With a short putter, practice putting eight-footers with the right hand only until you make three in a row. This will improve your ability to get the ball on line.

With consistent practice you should be well on your way to lower scores. Feel free to share your wins or respond to this blog post with any questions you may have.

To read the first Short Game Drills blog post in this series, click here. Stay tuned for next week’s Short Game Drills blog post!

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Denny February 18, 2012 at 2:03 am

Practice chipping so you can get the shots up and down consistently. This means getting a large majority of your chips inside 6 feet and then learning to hit the 6 footer. Hitting 20 putts from 40 feet and beyond may take all night, but getting the feel for these putts to hit them into a five foot circle for a two putt is vital. Practice putting three to five foot putts until you gain confidence in your ability to hit them consistently. Improving your short game is the best way to drop strokes from your score and does not take a great amount of skill, just feel, practice and confidence.

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