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Golf Digest (South Africa) - - Contents - By dave stock­ton

The art of sav­ing par. By Dave Stock­ton

You aren’t al­ways go­ing to have your best game off the tee or into the green. Even tour play­ers strug­gle some­times. But short-game skill can turn bo­geys (or worse) into pars. Feel­ing good about your play around the greens spreads con­fi­dence through­out your bag. Tar­gets get a lit­tle big­ger; haz­ards look less men­ac­ing.

What’s bet­ter than halv­ing a hole against your buddy af­ter he hits the green in reg­u­la­tion, and then you knock it stiff from a green­side bunker? Noth­ing. Trust me. Learn the art of sav­ing par. – with matthew rudy Dave Stock­ton, a Golf Di­gest 50 Best Teacher and two-time PGA Cham­pi­onship win­ner, teaches at Red­lands Coun­try Club in Cal­i­for­nia.

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