What’s a good short game practice routine?

      — Matt, Antelope Valley

A great way to improve your short game — and your scoring — is a drill I call the scoring zone. Drop one ball inside 100 yards, then play it until you hole out. The trick is altering each hole. Different distances. Different lies. 45 yards on an upslope. 78 yards from the rough. 95 yards on a downslope. Every hole is a par three, and your goal is breaking par.

Focusing on this area of the scoring zone improves your putting, chipping, and partial wedge swing. This is where great scores are made — or lost.


  1. Could u pleas help. I,m moving my hips before I hit the ball. A late hit what would u advise. My drives are going to the right Thankyou