Michael Breed's Playbook

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Lesson 1: Short Game

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Lesson 1: Short Game
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OVERVIEW

The tendency for most golfers when practicing their short games is to stand in one place and hit the same shot from the same lie over and over. To improve your short game on the course, you have to be ready for different situations: high shots, low shots, shots with spin, shots from the rough, etc. In this video, Michael Breed shows you how to handle it all and get up and down more often.

SWING THOUGHTS

Evaluate the situation on a chip or pitch before picking a club
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On greenside shots, try to use a longer club with a smaller swing
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If a greenside lie makes it hard to spin or loft the ball, use your most lofted wedge
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For more loft, open the face, stand farther from the ball and swing the handle sharply to the left through impact
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For more run, stand closer to the ball and let the handle swing more toward the target through impact
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On greenside shots, pick the club that lets you land the ball about five feet onto the green and stop near the hole
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Change variables—lie, slope, carry, hole location—when you practice to prep for your rounds
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Lesson 2: Driving
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  • The setup key everyone forgets
  • Creating more rotation for power
  • Quick fixes for slices and hooks
  • 3 range drills with the driver

Michael Breed's Playbook

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Lesson 1: Short Game
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Lesson 2: Driving
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Lesson 3: Putting
Michael Breed's PlaybookINDEX
Lesson 1: Short Game
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Lesson 1: Short Game
  • Developing feel around the greens
  • How to pick the right shot and club
  • Swing tweaks to handle any lie
  • Making shots stop fast or roll out
Lesson 2: Driving
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Lesson 2: Driving
  • The setup key everyone forgets
  • Creating more rotation for power
  • Quick fixes for slices and hooks
  • 3 range drills with the driver
Lesson 3: Putting
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Lesson 3: Putting
  • The secrets to great lag putting
  • A new mind-set for must-make putts
  • How to sync up speed and break
  • Best ways to use the practice green