Any touring pro will tell you, “We make most of our money from 80 yards and in.” Short game skills are a MUST for lowering your golf score! The goal is to turn what is potentially three shots into two. Considering that touring pros have a much lower conversion ratio from outside six feet of the hole, the challenge is to leave it close, so you have a high probability of saving par.
Let’s look at true PGA Tour statistics. The best right now is Jim Herman at a 60% par conversion from 30 yards. Worst in the group is Aaron Watkins at a 0% conversion. David Mathis is 130 on the list at a 24.5% conversion.
How about right along side the green chipping. Stephen Aimes carries a 100% conversion ratio with the bottom of the list Justin Bolin, at a 58% conversion.
A great short game player does NOT necessarily have the best stroke. Successful short game players are better at reading the surface speed and choosing the right shot for the challenge before them. Your success or failure of a short game shot is determined before you ever hit the shot!
We have a short game class available at two locations in April. Only twelve students per class.
Sunday May 26th 10:15 AM at Pendleton Golf Course
- Includes six full hours of instruction – putting, chipping, lob shots, bunker shots
- Video analysis of your short game stroke
- Video emailed with drills attached after the school
- Video playback during lunch
- Oasis Only – Includes nine holes of golf with instruction on par three course.
- Pendleton Only – Includes nine holes of golf with instruction
All included only $99