The Short Course to Lower Scores

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Lesson 1: Self-Tests

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Lesson 1: Self-Tests
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OVERVIEW

Good guesses are not good enough when it comes to figuring out where your short game needs help. In this video, teacher Devan Bonebrake walks you through a battery of simple performance tests that will put you on the fast track to a better short game—and lower scores.

SWING THOUGHTS

On short putts, set the face square, then return it at impact
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On long putts, focus on distance over direction
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When chipping, favor your front side for solid contact
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When pitching, rotate through with the club to maintain loft
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Lesson 2: Short Putting
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  • How to start the ball on line
  • Perfecting your grip and setup
  • Drills for improvement

The Short Course to Lower Scores

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Lesson 1: Self-Tests
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Lesson 2: Short Putting
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Lesson 3: Lag Putting
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Lesson 4: Chipping
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Lesson 5: Pitching
The Short Course to Lower ScoresINDEX
Lesson 1: Self-Tests
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Lesson 1: Self-Tests
  • Short putting: face control
  • Lag putting: distance control
  • Chipping: along the ground
  • Pitching: up in the air
Lesson 2: Short Putting
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Lesson 2: Short Putting
  • How to start the ball on line
  • Perfecting your grip and setup
  • Drills for improvement
Lesson 3: Lag Putting
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Lesson 3: Lag Putting
  • How to get the distance right
  • Fixing common stroke issues
  • Drills for improvement
Lesson 4: Chipping
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Lesson 4: Chipping
  • How to control the run
  • Addressing contact faults
  • Drills for improvement
Lesson 5: Pitching
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Lesson 5: Pitching
  • How to increase trajectory
  • Syncing up the arms and body
  • Drills for improvement