Bad-Ass Short Game

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Lesson 1: Bad-Ass Putting

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Lesson 1: Bad-Ass Putting
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OVERVIEW

Putting makes up roughly 40 percent of the strokes taken in a round, so it makes sense that if you become a bad-ass putter, your scores are going to drop. In this video, teacher Jeff Ritter explains the keys to making short putts and getting the long ones within tap-in range.

SWING THOUGHTS

Adjust the way you putt based on the situation
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To keep the putterface square, focus on the movement of your hands
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For better long putting, stand taller and remove rigidity from your body
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Learn by watching the styles of the great putters
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DRILLS

The Balance Drill

  • Pick a putt of 10 feet or less.
  • Roll up your golf towel and place it on the green.
  • Stand on the towel so it’s under the arches of both feet.
  • Hit putts trying to maintain your balance on the towel.
Lesson 2: Bad-Ass Chipping
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  • How common advice can betray you
  • The big myth about shaft lean
  • How to make solid contact every time
  • Practicing to build your confidence

Bad-Ass Short Game

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Lesson 1: Bad-Ass Putting
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Lesson 2: Bad-Ass Chipping
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Lesson 3: Bad-Ass Wedge Shots
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Lesson 4: Bad-Ass Pitching
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Lesson 5: Bad-Ass Bunker Play
Bad-Ass Short GameINDEX
Lesson 1: Bad-Ass Putting
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Lesson 1: Bad-Ass Putting
  • Learn to adjust your stroke, like the pros
  • How to control the face on short putts
  • How to add more hit on long putts
  • Simple drills for rapid improvement
Lesson 2: Bad-Ass Chipping
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Lesson 2: Bad-Ass Chipping
  • How common advice can betray you
  • The big myth about shaft lean
  • How to make solid contact every time
  • Practicing to build your confidence
Lesson 3: Bad-Ass Wedge Shots
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Lesson 3: Bad-Ass Wedge Shots
  • Why half-shots are difficult to execute
  • How to hit short wedges like a tour player
  • The key move for controlling distance
  • Using tee drills to groove your mechanics
Lesson 4: Bad-Ass Pitching
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Lesson 4: Bad-Ass Pitching
  • Turning fat shots into pure strikes
  • The secret to pitching success
  • How throwing will help you improve
  • Developing feel: the ultimate drill
Lesson 5: Bad-Ass Bunker Play
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Lesson 5: Bad-Ass Bunker Play
  • Why you should forget old-school tips
  • How to take consistent sand divots
  • The keys to setting up properly
  • Two easy ways to control shot distance