For most golfers, between 70-80% of their shots are played from 100 yards and in. However, most would admit to not spending an equivalent amount of time practicing shots around the green.
One of the reasons club golfers spend less time trying to improve this part of the game is that short game practice is perceived as quite boring, especially when compared with flushing drive after drive on the range.
A great way to make it more enjoyable and to measure your improvement is to make a game of it. With Par 18 you can make it more exciting and compete against your friends as well.
•Take nine balls and throw them into varying positions around a chipping green
•Play each ball as it lies, holing out each one before moving on to the next
•Use the most appropriate club to chip with in each instance
•Approach each shot as you would on the course and give each shot 100% concentration, marking and lining-up each putt etc.
•Record your score with each ball
•When you’re finished, add up your score against a par of 18, i.e. up and down with each ball
When faced with the prospect of having to get up and down to shoot your lowest score you should experience similar emotions that you would on the course. This will only serve to help prepare you, improve your confidence, short game, scores and, ultimately, your handicap.
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