Short Game - Speciality Shots Pocketshots
This is the second short game edition brought to you by Keith Williams a PGA Master Professional, European Senior Tour player and golf coach to leading European Tour Pros.
Building on the fundamentals you will have learned in the first Pocketshots Short Game, Keith takes you through some speciality short game shots that you can use to increase your chances of getting up and down around the green.
- The setup - review of key points
- How to play the Lob Shot
- How to play the Bump and Run
- How to play shots from a Bare Lie
- How to play the Cut-up shot
- How to play the Rescue run-up
- How to play the Texas Wedge
Apart from lowering handicap these shots are bound to impress your playing partners!
These shots will increase your chances of getting up and down from around the green and are bound to impress your playing partners!
Here's an example advanced short game golf tip:
Short Game Stance - Side hill - ball above feet
Set posture more upright so that the spine is more vertical.
Grip down the club for more control and to help limit the tendency for the swing plane (angle) to flatten somewhat (too far behind the body).
Limit lower body and weight transfer.
Keep upper torso rotating back through impact to limit tendency to roll club face closed.
The ball will fly lower, run more, stop quicker and go to the left (aim a little right at address to compensate).
Short Game Stance - Side hill - ball below feet
Setup with your posture more over the ball - allow your spine to feel more tilted forward.
Hold the club in the normal position or if a little more control is required a little lower down.
The swing plane will tend to be more upright due to the slope and your posture - allow this to happen naturally so that the swing arc helps the club head contact the ball correctly.
Limit the leg action and weight transfer.
Rhythm and balance are important with this shot.
The ball will tend to fly upward but may lack forward penetration - therefore use a less lofted club.
The ball tends to go to the right (aim a little left at address to compensate).
If you enjoyed this Pocketshot, have a look at the Short Game - Fundamentals Pocketshot.