There's a certain humiliation that comes with dumping a shot from just off the green. It's not like hooking your tee ball or hitting a screamer with an iron -- those are macho misses. In the short game, you're only trying to nudge the ball 10 or 15 yards, and sometimes you can't even do that. You chunk, you skull, you shank. You look up, and your buddies are either cracking up or checking email. Then somebody whispers, "You're still away," and you get to keep going when all you want to do is crawl into your golf bag. Herewith is our attempt to throw our collective arm around you, tell you it's OK, that every golfer hits these shots. If you can just limit them, you'll pull your game out of the pits.