Exclusive Video Tips

PART 3: SCORING

Exclusive videos from Andrew Murray take the tips to the next level...

The third and final part of the Today’s Golfer Ultimate Short Game Guide, in association with Cleveland Golf and Srixon, is all about mastering the scoring shots - recovery shots around the green with your wedges and holing out from short range. As a reward for signing up to the series, you now have access to exclusive videos from Andrew Murray in addition to his tips and drills in the supplement. These are designed to give you extra snippets of advice to help lower your scores.

 

Recover from rough

hort-game shots from thick rough are unique in that they require some important set-up and swing changes in order to get the ball close consistently.

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Get back on top with a flop shot

The flop shot is difficult to master because it’s not a natural shot for most golfers. But it‘s one that can get you out of some troublesome situations on the course so it’s certainly worth practising.

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Check your forearm alignment

Are you fed up of missing those short par putts that you have to make to keep your round going? It might not be your stroke that’s to blame, it could be the alignment of your forearms.

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Gate putting drill

On straight putts, aiming at the middle of the hole maximizes your margin for error. If you slightly pull or push the ball, there’s a chance it may still slide in the edge.

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Generating spin

Creating backspin isn’t all about hitting down on the ball as steeply as you can. Whilst it is important to deliver adownward blow to the ball, the key to creating spin is to maintain the loft on the clubface.

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Limit stress with lower loft in ptches

Generally speaking, amateur golfers tend to opt for too much loft when pitching. The more loft you take, the longer swing you need to make and the more that can go wrong!

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Three speeds for short putts

Holing out from short range usuallyrequires confidence and a positive stroke to ensure the ball holds its line. But sometimes, downhill putts require you to be less aggressive and roll the ball more gently.

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PART 2: BUNKER PLAY

Exclusive videos from Andrew Murray take the tips to the next level...

The second part of the Today’s Golfer Ultimate Short Game Guide, in association with Cleveland Golf and Srixon, is all about bunker play. As a reward for signing up to the series, you now have access to exclusive videos from Andrew Murray in addition to the tips and drills from Andrew and Graeme McDowell in the magazine. These are designed to give you extra snippets of advice to help you get up-and-down from sand.

Succeed in slopes from sand

Upslopes, downslopes or sideslopes make contacting the sand with the correct angle of attack even harder, thus raising the tariff of the shot considerably.

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Master the long bunker shot

With it being renowned as one of the hardest shots in golf, too many amateurs over-complicate their technique when attempting the 30-yard bunker shot.

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The best bunker drill

The key to consistently good bunker play is the ability to take the right amount of sand consistently, by entering the sand in the same place with the same angle of attack.

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Overcome plugged bunker lies

Discovering a plugged lie may give you a gut-wrenching feeling, but if you take a deep breath and regroup you’d be surprised at how well you can do when you apply the correct technique.

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PART 1: PITCHING AND CHIPPING

Exclusive videos from Andrew Murray take the tips to the next level...

The first part of the Today’s Golfer Ultimate Short Game Guide, in association with Cleveland Golf and Srixon, is all about pitching and chipping. As a reward for signing up to the series, you now have access to exclusive videos from Andrew Murray in addition to the tips and drills from Andrew and Graeme McDowell in the 32-page supplement. These are designed to give you even more help with your short game.

Be your own best caddie

Fill your brain with positive thoughts on tough pitch shots, like a great caddie would, for successful results. Here are some examples.

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Check your wedge gapping

Have you checked the lofts on your wedges? Gaps of more than six degrees will cost you shots. Here's why...

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Master the running chip

Here's a unique chip shot you can play up a slope or to a back flag that gets the ball running on landing rather than spinning.

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Take away the stress

Playing the simplest option, where the club swings back the least distance, should be your priority when under pressure.

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Try different shots

Don't think for a second one wedge can only play one shot. Changing your swing or stance slightly means there's loads of shots you can play, like these...

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Use the bounce

On lofted chips, using the bounce allows you to be aggressive through impact. Here's how you can master the shot with ease.

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