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 your group of friends?
One of the game's greatest players of all time agrees with me. Gary Player won 9 major championships over the course of his career, but it wasn't because of his length. It was due to his amazing short game and his understanding of how to get the ball close to the hole for tap in putts.
Mr. Player was recently on the Golf Channel and he was asked to demonstrate some short game shots around the green. He went into detail about how a chip shot can be more important than a 350 yard drive off the tee. Hearing this was like music to my ears, because if you're not going to take Gary Player's advice, there's probably not much hope for you on a golf course.
The next time you're playing a round of golf, just remember how important each shot is, especially around the green. Eliminate the two-chips, three-putts, and penalty shots and suddenly your score looks a whole lot better, right?
Listen to Gary Player. Focus on your short game and don't become overly concerned that you'll never be as long as John Daly!
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