The aim of the One Day Short Game School is to help lower your scores by giving you a better understanding of the techniques required for an effective short game. There will be a mixture of tuition and practise on the most important components of the short game. You will leave the school with knowledge of a range of practise drills and exercises to further improve your skills.
||Welcome and Introduction
Short Game Assesment – Benchmark your short game as we assess your scoring skills in all parts of the short game.
Why does the short game cause so much trouble?
- How the way golfers learn to play golf makes the short game so difficult
- How being able to hit wedges and chips inside six feet can dramatically improve your scores
- The differences in short game technique between Tour Pro's and club golfers
||Short Putting - including
- What makes a good putting stroke?
- Using feedback tools to improve the mechanics of your putting stroke and help you hole out more consistently
- Practise drills to deal with common short putting ailments
- How to practise to help you hole more putts on the course under pressure
- The difference between putting practise and a putting warm-up
Chipping - including
- The role of set-up in controlling the low point and making consistent contact
- Understanding how to manage speed in your short game
- Creating a motion for better performance under pressure
- Choosing the right club and landing area
- Dealing with unusual lies around the green
||Pre-shot routine - including
- Why is a pre-shot routine so important for the short game?
- How does this change from the full swing?
- What to build into your own pre-shot routine
||Light Lunch and Refreshments
- Why the pitch shot is the most important shot in the short game
- Common faults within the pitching action and how to deal with them
- Understand your wedges and when to use them
- Why control of trajectory is so important to your pitching and how to improve it
- How to practise effectively to improve your feel for distance
- How to rate yourself as bunker player then find a bunker technique that matches your ability
- Understand the role of 'bounce' on your SW
- Making the adjustments to your set-up required for effective sand play
- How to get out from under a high bunker lip
- Understand the effects from different sand conditions
- Why reading greens can be difficult to learn
- How to read putts effectively within your pre-shot routine
- Understand the relationship between pace and line
- Reduce the number of three putts by improving your ability to "lag" putt
- Understand why 15 feet is so important
- The importance of striking the ball on the centre of the putter face and how to achieve this
- Drills and games to improve your feel for controlling distance on the green
||Timings may vary slightly
For costs of school please see the booking page. Thank you.