You see, most golfers think that the secret to the short game is "mastering all the shots." In reality, it has very little to do with hitting perfect flop shots, bunker shots, bump & runs, or high soft pitch shots.
In fact, it's this very line of thinking that almost caused me to walk away from the game entirely because my short game was so bad (seriously.... I almost sold all my clubs on eBay.)
Fortunately, I came across something one day that changed everything...
is Jeff Richmond and I’m the Director of Instruction for the online Consistent Golf School. Up until about 5 years ago I struggled with the short game. I mean I REALLY struggled!
Seriously... it got to the point where a pitch shot just about equaled a full-blown panic attack!
I would be faced with your average pitch or chip and I would be scared sh*tless that I would either chunk it or send it sailing over the green like an idiot.
I would duff chip shots, hit pitch shots fat, leaving the ball just in front of me, or thin the ball way past the pin.
Other times I would hit the ball way to the left of the target. Then almost the next wedge shot I would hit the ball way to the right. I would leave the ball in the bunker sometimes.
As a result, my playing partners didn't have any respect for my short game and I didn't have much respect myself. I felt like I was some incompetent fool.
In fact, it got so bad that at one point I took all of my wedges out of my bag, and vowed to play all my short game shots with just a putter and a 7 iron. It was far from ideal, but it was much better than what I was doing!
These Devastating Short Game Problems
Can Creep Up on Anyone...