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post #19 of 24

I found this oldy but a goody on the short game by Jack Nicklaus

 

Some tips that I found interesting was powering the motion with shoulders and gripping so that the hands were opposing and trying not to use the hands for power.

 

post #20 of 24

A lot of good advice here, but the fact is that for these "feel" shots nothing beats practice. 

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Originally Posted by bshalcomb View Post

I feel like my practice is inefficient on the short game. I'll stand and chip balls at he same target over and over then go and hit some random ones around the green from some challenging spots but i feel like i need more structure to my chipping and putting practice. Trying to break 80 right now but i've had 3 85s in a row in which i gave away 5-6 shots around the greens that should have been pretty routine. Any advice would be awesome. Thanks and gig 'em.

 

A lot of good advice here, but the fact is that for these "feel" shots nothing beats practice.  Choosing the type of shot you want to use has a lot to do with your own skill at each type and what you feel most confident with. 

 

I start practicing my pitching and putting with the same balls I play on the course a few months back since the range I generally use has pretty typical "range rocks" for balls and I don't think practicing feel shots with them helps as much as with better balls.  I like to take a dozen balls and drop two in six different places (i.e. distances from the target).  More than two and I start really zeroing in and I don't feel like the practice does that much good.  After I hit this dozen pitch shots I go putt them out.  You can, of course, rinse and repeat as you wish.  Putting out the pitch shots adds consequences to each and is generally good putting practice at the same time. 

post #21 of 24

Yeah, i dont have a real good routine. I just drop 10 balls in different lies along the green and start pitching away. Then i will try to get at least 5 out of 10 up and down. If i am successful i repeat and go for 6 out of 10. That way i still have a pressure element to it.

 

Id love to hear some other good way of practicing short game & putting.

 

Also for putts. I put 10 tee's in a cirkel going outwards from the hole. This is also good, because you never have the same put (lenght&lie)

 

See the video:

 

 

post #22 of 24
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I agree on practicing with the same balls you play. On a quality putting surface, it makes a big difference c
post #23 of 24

Yeah always use the same balls you would use at the course. Range balls feel so different.

Some good tips for practicing short game.

 

Don't play to much the same shot 5 balls at most on the same distance and with the same club.

Do change clubs for same distance shots

Drop a ball and than play it as it lies, don't get that perfect lie you will not get those on the course all the time.

think about the next shot also. If you have an uphill chip don't get to aggressive if you go past a few feet the putt will be downhill. I always try to leave an uphill putt with the easier line.

We could all see last week a putter from off the green is a good option. We saw Keymer do it loads off times. 

If you don't need to hit the high shot than i think it's better not to play it. If you hit it thin or just off the end result on a bump and run will be much better

post #24 of 24

Just relax and focussed. 

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