Becoming a Short Game Wizard

The most important part of golf to practice is the short game. It’s the only element of the sport that can truly save you no matter the situation. Well struck wedges, bunker blasts, and consistently holed putts are the best recipe for lowering scores. It takes time to hone those skills though. Hours must be invested in developing the instincts of a short game wizard. There is no substitute for feel and only one way to find it. Through countless repetitions, a golfer can discover the different ways to make a ball dance. By developing a repertoire of pitch shots, strokes can be saved in a wide variety of ways. The same holds true for creating a confident posture with the putter. Short game gains begin as incremental improvements and then the most impressive results come all at once. After many attempts on the practice green and in play, the value of those reps start to compound. Before you know it, the short game becomes a noticeable weapon in the war against bogey. The better it gets the more you’ll seek to practice.


If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.

-J

The Endless Search

Every time a golfer swings the club there are infinite results that could occur. Some shots turn out swell while others fall short of expectations. As frustrating as the misses may be it is the variety of golf which keeps the player coming back. In every golfer, there is an unquenchable desire to do better. That’s why we all keep swinging. The only way to find glory in this game is to put in the reps. The more one plays golf, the more rewards it will yield. Of course, as the years and rounds played go by, all those good shots and bad ones tend to blur together. What remains are memories of time well spent in pursuit of a passion. The great swings we make turn out to be just an excuse to keep looking for more. What we really seek is the pleasure of an endless search. All those iterations eventually become a lifetime of joy.


If you enjoy these daily stories, you might like my new book, The Nine Virtues of Golf. It debuted earlier this Summer as the #1 new release golf book on Amazon.

-J