The Short Game

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The short game is an integral part of a golfer’s game because it takes up a large portion of a player’s shots. Getting the short game right takes time and practice but is well worth it.

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The ball should be positioned close to the ground so that the path of the ball will be consistent. The ball should spend less time in the air to prevent movement from the speed of the wind, as well as humidity. The player needs to look around at the slope or any bumps on the green. Such considerations will mean that the trajectory has a better chance of making it closer to the hole.

A raised green requires a shot which can be distinguished to a green that is under the player. The golfer then must choose a fly shot or a bump shot. Selecting of gold equipment and clubs all comes down to a good look over of the green and the overall surroundings. A low lofted club can be used to hit a bump shot, or a lower type of pitch shot should be played with a long club.

Some short games require a hit of the ball into the air. The selection of a gap or alternatively a sand wedge may be used for more loft. This requires a vigilant course choice. A chip doesn’t spend much time in the air, and it has more roll. The pitch shot spends a maximum amount of time in the air and less roll. The look of the course, as well as the overall environment, will give you an idea of the shot selection. More green on the course will mean less need for a lofted club and a chip will be used.

Observing your surroundings, and making the correct choice of clubs for the short game shot, makes sure that your game is better in the future.

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