Short game, short game, short game !!!
By the staff at NJGS
You've heard it a hundred times that working on your short game will pay off on the course. We've visited scores of junior tournaments and the one thing
that clearly separates the top ten finishers is their short game or their ability to get up and down from 20 yards in. But practicing your short shots need not be boring and repetitive and probably shouldn't be. Here are a couple of ideas to make it more fun.
repetition builds muscle memory but it
also does not duplicate the "one chance"
you have on the course to execute the
shot correctly. So while you're working
around the green, try to chip
it close (one to two feet) five times
in a row. Practice making 5 six-foot
putts in a row. That fifth shot
really simulates that "one chance"
pressure you'll feel on the
this is a practice game where you chip 5
or 10 balls, each to a different flag
on the putting green. The goal is to
get up and down in two strokes. Keep
score. Chip-in is worth minus one
(-1), chip and a putt is zero, chip
and two putts is plus one (+1). Record
your score in your practice book.
Do it three times each session and see
if you can improve each time.
Have any ideas of your own ?? Share
them with us at practice
@njgs.com and if we use it you can
win a large
NJGS golf towel.
The Staff at NJGS
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