There was a lesson to be learnt from watching the best players at the US Masters last week.
Once again the critical area is the short game , we all know it is important and so it proved again on the last day, if you can get down in two when you miss a green, you can score, saving strokes not wasting them. It is so important, it keeps you confident, because you are still maintaining your score, it will help you relax more on your second shots as well.
Tiger Woods ball striking gradually got worse each round, more wayward shots appeared, but his amazing ability to see the shot and shape the ball, and not give up, kept him in touch with the leaders. He shot 69 in the last round and was all over the course, anyone else would have probably scored in the mid seventies.
So if your looking to lower your scores and become a more consistent player, you must work on your bunker shots, your chipping and putting.
We all know this but how many golfers actually practice their short game, they would rather hit the driver!
So spend at least 60% of your practice time improving your short game, it really will be worth it and watch your scores come down.
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