And if you do miss the green…

Pro­fes­sor Mark Broadie on the short game shots that’ll ben­e­fit you the most

Golf Australia - - THE WANDERING GOLFER -

“A for­mer PGA Tour pro­fes­sional re­cently asked me to re­search how many short game shots the av­er­age 90 shooter faces from 60 yards or less in an av­er­age round. It turned out the an­swer was 13, and that these 13 could be split into the fol­low­ing five cat­e­gories: 0-20 yards on the fair­way; 0-20 yards in the rough; green­side bunker shots; 20-60 yards on the fair­way; and 20-60 yards in the rough. I quickly dis­cov­ered two things. First, the key to gain­ing strokes in all these ar­eas is get­ting the ball on the green in one shot. And sec­ond, the short game shots that cause higher hand­i­cap­pers the most prob­lems are: 20-60 yards from the rough; green­side bunker shots; and 0-20 yards in the rough. So, if you’re look­ing to im­prove your short game these are the three ar­eas you should fo­cus on.”

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