Originally Posted by ghalfaire
I don't know why more of us don't spend more time on the 100 Yards in game than we do. If you keep stats keep one for strokes taken from inside 100 yards in. I'll be if your handicap is two digits it is over 70% of the strokes for over 90% of the double digit handicap golfers. I too live in Phoenix and have played in 113 degrees a couple of times when I was younger. I don't recommend it. What I do recommend for practice or play during the Phoenix Summer is be on the course at the crack of dawn with a bucket of water and be off the course not later than 10:30 AM.
Because not many shots are lost from 100 yards and in. PGA Tour players are not as good as people think inside of 100 yards, and average golfers are not as bad as they think. Golfers of all ability levels lose more strokes outside of 100 yards than inside.
The average PGA Tour player has nine tap-ins per round. That's 12.5% of their strokes. Should they spend 12.5% of their practice time working on tap-ins? No. There's no Separation Value there.
Please seriously consider buying this book (I'll get it in the mail today if you buy it in the next three hours): http://lowestscorewins.com/ . There are at least ten things in there worth the cost.
More on spending time inside of 100 yards is found here:
65/20/15 Practice Ratios: Where to Devote Your Practice Time
Relative Importance of the Long Game, Short Game, etc. (Mark Broadie, Strokes Gained, LSW, etc.)