6 Short Game Tips Professional Golfers Use?   

When Chipping, Pay Attention To Posture

You rarely hear about posture when it comes to chip shots. However, as most PGA professionals will agree with, posture is important to the short game because it allows you to hit consistently, which of course is vital to improving your touch, technique, and feel - on and around the greens.

Start by lowering yourself to the ball while creating a comfortable angle in the lower back. Lean forward from the waist as you would when taking a full shot.

Make Several Adjustments In Stance, Grip & Ball PositionTt0702077

Due to the variety of lies and distances that you will experience around the greens, many shots will require full adjustments in terms of the ball position, grip, and stance.

Good players know, because of these different plays, that it is important to familiarize yourself with address position changes by taking a handful of practice swings before playing each shot.

Get Good At The Short Game First

Many of the world's finest golf professionals spent endless practice hours on putting and various short game shots before attempting the full swing. Jose Maria Olazabal comes to mind. Even Bobby Jones spent more time pitching and chipping the ball than practicing the full swing with his driver.

Turn Chip Shots Into Sinkers By Changing Your Attitude

You can improve your chip shots dramatically by simply changing your attitude. When you are just off the green and looking to make your next chip shot one that lands close to the hole, try to visualize sinking the ball in. Really focus on that mental picture and allow your focus to execute a successful shot.

Master One Specific Club At A Time

When facing a shot just off the edge of the green, professional golfers are looking to hole the shot. If you would like to start making these exciting shots then learn to master one specific club at a time. Become intimate with it and practice these shots until you feel you could literally get the ball close to the hole blindfolded.

Putt From The Fringe With A Long Iron

A great tip that is worth trying out is to putt with your long iron anytime the ball is just off the green. While most golfers use the putter, the long iron offers reduced loft on the clubface which makes it easier (and safer) to make the putt into the hole.