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Short Game

Mainstream golf wants you to hit high for your short game. I completely disagree with this recommendation, teaching if you will. The PPGS is all about decreasing the amount of error and possibility of error in our swing. Hitting high for your short game shots just increases your margin of error... more

Published on: Sunday, October 6, 2019 - 17:31

One of the most useful shots a golfer can have in his or her bag is the pitch and run. This is especially true when it comes to getting up and down around the greens. Remember, the closer you pitch the ball to the hole, the easier it is to make one-putt pars and birdies.

Published on: Friday, March 11, 2016 - 14:00

When you're able to get the ball up and down seemingly from anywhere, you've got an advantage over any player you tee it up against. Most golfers are more concerned with hitting the ball longer, exhibiting their power in the process. But, the best way to shoot lower scores is to become a short... more

Published on: Sunday, October 19, 2014 - 15:00

Don is on the road to recovery and he wanted to make sure that everyone knows he appreciates all the kind words and prayers that he has received. It's truly amazing to see the bond that exists in the Surge Nation. Not surprisingly, Don is still passionate about helping you improve your game and... more

Published on: Friday, June 20, 2014 - 14:00

Many golfers are more concerned with hitting the ball long than working on their short game. But, what they don't realize is that your short game is the key to shooting lower scores. The woods are full of golfers who can hit the ball far, but how many truly great short game wizards are there in... more

Published on: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:00

I've been getting a lot of requests lately for help on bunker play. Because I do these daily videos from my backyard, I'm not really able to demonstrate a true sand shot, but I can provide you with the proper technique for doing so.

Published on: Sunday, January 12, 2014 - 14:00

I would consider myself a better ball striker than putter, but that doesn't mean I can't help you improve your putting stats. Fortunately, I've got access to some of the best putting minds in the game of golf. What's even better is that you can find all the secrets I've learned over the years ... more

Published on: Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 14:00

Wedges are known as the scoring clubs in your golf bag, so it's important that you feel confident whenever you need to use one. If you can dial in your wedges, you will have a lot of putts for birdies and pars. 

Published on: Friday, November 1, 2013 - 12:00

Your short game is one of the biggest reasons why you either shoot high scores or low scores. Being able to get up and down from any type of lie will help you cut strokes in a big way. If you have trouble chipping and pitching the ball from the rough, you know firsthand the damage a lousy short... more

Published on: Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 12:00

I'm sure most of you have been enjoying the Presidents Cup this weekend. There have been some amazing shots during team play, but today is all about singles competition. If the Ryder Cup last year was any indication of how the day will unfold, it's sure to be a very intense Sunday at Muirfield... more

Published on: Sunday, October 6, 2013 - 10:00

There's a few ways to cut strokes off your game. One of them is eliminating multiple chips on the same hole. Getting it up and down is critical to posting lower scores, but you've got to know what each shot calls for. 

Published on: Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 12:00

A couple weeks ago, I talked about Kenny Knox's chipping and pitching techniques. The reason why I first reached out to Kenny is because his short game philosophy falls in line with what I teach in the long game. 

Published on: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 14:00

Today I'm going to answer a question sent in by Jerry about chipping and pitching. He references the video, Short Game with Kenny Knox, PGA and is looking for an explanation on Kenny's techniques.

Published on: Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 14:00

Having a good short game can save you a lot of shots around the green. It's important to be able to make some putts, but being able to chip and pitch it close to the hole will help you cut strokes much more consistently.

Published on: Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 12:00

Most golfers tend to overlook their short game when they practice. But, having a well rounded short game can really help lower your scores and make up for bad approach shots. 

Published on: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 12:00

Short game is a huge element of golf, which includes chipping around the green. If you want to keep your scores low, it's important to have a short game that compliments your long game. Unfortunately, many golfers lose a lot of strokes near the putting surface because they just don't practice it... more

Published on: Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 17:20