Maybe you caught some of the action in Memphis last week and witnessed some of Rory McIlroy’s array of incredibly awful shots around the greens, a few chunks, botched bunker shots — you get the picture, it’s pretty much Rory’s mantra — hits it like Tarzan, short game like Jane.
So once again we’ve bringing you some short game tips, this time we’ve got the Callaway guys showing how to handle those shots off hardpan or if you play at a really, really manicured course, those nice tight lies around the greens that guys like Rory face all the time.
One thing to keep in mind is that the best short game players in the history of the game have been very creative and imaginative — Seve Ballesteros comes to mind immediately.
This lesson today shows how to vary your setup and how to get a little more proficient with your wedges around the greens, but also practice with other clubs depending on the length and lie — even seven, eight or nine-irons.
If you have the joy of playing in Scotland one day, you can even hit these shots from 50 yards out using something like a seven-iron.
Most of all — don’t forget — you need to practice!