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One Day Short Game School

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.

9.00 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Morning Coffee

9.30 a.m.

Short Game Assesment – Benchmark your short game as we assess your scoring skills in all parts of the short game.

10.15 a.m.

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
10.30 a.m. 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
11.30 a.m. Refreshment Break

12.00 p.m.

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
1.00 p.m. 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
1.15 p.m. Light Lunch and Refreshments

2.15 p.m.

Pitching

  • 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
3.00 p.m. Bunker play
  • 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
4.00 p.m. Breaking putts
  • 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
4.30 p.m. Long putting
  • 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.