Becoming a more confident player in the scoring zone is an easy way to knock strokes off your score, which means you have to improve your abilities around the green. First, Charlie King explains the difference between pitching and chipping, and discusses what you should do before you prepare to swing and how you should set your stance, posture and grip. Then, Charlie and Brian Manzella teach you some of the ways to improve your short game by demonstrating the mechanics for distance control and showing you how to make solid contact. Finally, you’ll learn some fun practice games that you can use to challenge yourself and prepare for the shot-by-shot nature of a round on the course, rather than a sequence of chipping and pitching technique shots at the range.
Curing the shanks and chunks when chipping can be easy. PGA Professional Kevin Weeks shows you how you can incorporate a towel and a 2 by 4 into your practice to ensure you never shank the ball again. Then Kevin shows you how to keep the weight on your forward side by using a paint can when practicing to eliminate chunks. Practice chipping using these simple tips and shanks and chunks will become a thing of the past.Watch Now >>
In Practice Range Putting Games, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate key drills and games that can help you improve your putting game. In this lesson, Bill demonstrates how to fine tune your tempo and distance control using the ladder drill. He also discusses how every putt is a straight putt, even when it’s on a slope, and gives you a unique drill to practice this concept. Then Kevin covers the three foot putt and shows you how a simple yardstick can serve as a valuable aid on the practice green.Watch Now >>
Selecting between a putter and a wedge when just off the green can be a difficult choice. In Putting From Off The Green PGA professional Mike Davis discusses the factors that go into making the correct selection for you. In this lesson you will learn what types of lies and distances favor each different club selection. The decision often simply comes down to which shot can be executed more confidently. To help you determine your individual strengths, Mike demonstrates a unique “21” practice drill that will help you determine whether a putter of wedge is the best choice for you.Watch Now >>
No matter your age or skill level, 65-70% of your shots in a round of golf come within 100 yards of the pin. With a statistic like that, you could say it’s pretty important to hone your skills with the shorter clubs in your hands. For most amateurs, learning how to improve short game swing mechanics just takes repetition and a solid understanding of distance control.Watch Now >>