One of the most useful shots around the green is the bump-and-run shot. It involves hitting the ball low and letting it run to the hole like a putt. However, there are certain situations when this shot might hurt instead of help. Our pros explain the best ways to hit this golf shot below.
When hitting out of a greenside bunker, how would your technique change for longer vs. shorter shots? More swing? Different clubs?| 17 golf professionals contributed.
The dreaded greenside bunker can be an even tougher shot when it's a long way from the pin. Here are some ways to control your distance on this tricky shot from around the greens.
Hitting from an uphill lie near the green can be tricky for gauging distance. Any tips for this shot?| 13 golf professionals contributed.
No two lies on a golf course are ever the same; especially when it comes to hills and chipping. When you're on an uphill slope around the green it can be tricky to gauge the right distance. Here are some tips on how to tackle this tricky position.
One of the most frustrating things in golf is hitting the "big ball" before the little ball. How do you avoid hitting behind the golf ball and what are some ways to overcome this?
Wouldn’t it be nice to make your golf ball stop on command when around the green? Well, that’s just about impossible - so the next best thing is learning how to add just a little more spin to those greenside shots.
When you find your golf ball in thick rough close to the green, you might think the only way to escape is by being Phil Mickelson. But fear no more, here are some great ways to save strokes when in a difficult green-side situation.
In golf (and life) it's usually the simple strategy that works best. That's why having a simple, go-to shot around the greens will often save you the most strokes. Here are plenty of ways you can find your own go-to shot for around the greens.
The golf swing seems so simple until you actually get to impact. So many things can go wrong! We asked our instructors what are their favorite drills for helping with the most important piece of the golf swing.
Distance control is crucial when it comes to close shots under 100 yards from the hole. Two big ways to predictably control distance are the length of your swing and the speed of your swing. Most "feel" players will tell you they just feel how hard they need to hit the ball. More technical players might tell you they control distance by how far back they swing the club. Either way, let's see what our PGA Professionals have to say on the matter.
We all know that a sharp short game can lead to lower golf scores. So we asked our professionals what their favorite drills are for improving your game around the greens.