Episode 2: The Short Game

How's your short game? Do you even know? If you want to play more efficient golf, it might be time to look again at how many strokes you're losing around the green and why. Presented by Deloitte

Released on 2/23/2018

Credits

Featuring: Devan Bonebrake

Venue: Rolling Hills Country Club

Transcript

00:01
Are you constantly searching for that thing
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to help take your game to the next level?
00:04
You're not alone.
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That thing, that magic that'll help elevate your results,
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is actually right underneath your nose,
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if you just take a closer look at your game.
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So how's your short game?
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Do you even know?
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If you want to play better golf, it's time that you
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look again at where you're losing strokes
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on and around the greens.
00:25
We do this by mapping our rounds.
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You can use a pen and scorecard,
00:28
or you can take advantage of some of today's modern
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technology, GPS shot-tracking devices,
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to really look at what your strengths
00:34
and weaknesses are, for smarter insights
00:37
and stronger outcomes.
00:40
Are you tired of being around the green in two,
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poised to get up and down for par,
00:44
only to chili dip the ball a few feet in front of you?
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Why does this happen?
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The three things that we want to focus on here
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are ball position,
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weight distribution,
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and where our hands are.
00:53
Ball position, center of the stance.
00:56
It may be tempting to want to play it back,
00:57
but I promise you'll make better contact
00:59
when it's in the center.
01:00
Weight distribution?
01:01
60% front leg, 40% back leg.
01:04
This is going to allow us to still hit the ball first,
01:06
and the ground slightly after.
01:08
And finally, and probably most importantly,
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the hands need to be in line with the golf ball.
01:15
It's that easy.
01:16
Now let's go knock it in.
01:20
When you start tracking your stats for real,
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you might be amazed at how many putts you have per round.
01:24
Why do golfers three-putt?
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Because they don't get the first putt
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close enough to the hole.
01:28
Really, you should start reading the putt
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as you're walking up to the green,
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not when you get there.
01:32
Start looking at the high points, the low points,
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where you think the water might drain,
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where the mountains are.
01:38
This is going to give us an idea of the big picture.
01:41
Now that I'm on the putting surface,
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it's time for me to read the green with my feet.
01:44
I want to feel what the slope is doing from the ball
01:47
all the way to the pin.
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Especially near the hole.
01:50
Take all this information into account.
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Visualize this line as you get behind the ball,
01:54
and have confidence and see the ball
01:56
entering the hole.
02:01
Sometimes, it will even go in.
02:03
That's the beauty of looking again.
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