Short Game Tips and Challenge’s
We hope you enjoy our short game tips and challenge’s!
Umbrella Pitch/Chip Shot
This is a great drill to work on distance control and the correct flight.
All you need is a wedge, an umbrella and ten golf balls.
Challenge: Give yourself ten golf balls and see how many you can hit into the umbrella. Set yourself a target every time and if you don’t achieve it, don’t worry… just try again!
Pro’s Tip: It’s important you get enough height on the shot so make sure you are using a wedge with plenty of loft!
Greenside Bunker Shot
You can never practice too much from a bunker!
All you need is a SW or any other wedge you may use from a bunker, eight golf tees and ten golf balls.
Challenge: Pick out a target/flag and create a circle around this using eight golf tees. The size of the circle is upto you however remember if you want to challenge yourself, make the circle smaller! Set up a point system for example; 1 point for getting the ball out the bunker, 2 points for getting the ball on the green, 5 points for getting the ball within the circle and 20 points for holing it. Using ten golf balls, see how many points you can score!
Pro’s Tip: Try holding down on the grip for more control of the club!
Low Chip Shot
The low chip shot or bump and run shot is a great shot to be able to play, especially when you are playing a links golf course.
All you need is a PW or a short/mid iron, ten golf balls, 2 alignment sticks and some string.
Challenge: Attach a long piece of string to both the alignment sticks to create ‘rugby posts’. Push the alignment sticks into the ground and have the string half way up on the alignment sticks. Using ten golf balls, see how many you can hit under the string. Remember to set yourself a target each time!
Pro’s Tip: Play the ball from slightly further back in the stance to help with keeping the ball flight low!
High Flop Shot
This is a really fun shot to play!
All you need is your most lofted wedge and ten golf balls!
Challenge: Set up a hitting station so that you have a bunker infront of you. Using ten golf balls, see how many you can successfully hit over the bunker and onto the green. Remember and set yourself a target each time!
Pro’s Tip: Play the ball slightly further forward in your stance to really help get the ball up quickly!
Chipping from the side of the green requires a good touch and alot of concentration!
All you need is a wedge and five golf balls.
Challenge: Pick any hole on the chipping green and using your five golf balls, attempt to chip the ball in! Set yourself a time limit and see if you can chip in before the time is up!
Pro’s Tip: The length of swing for a chip shot is generally short so narrow your stance for more control.
Golf Trick Shots
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2 Ball Trick Shot
This is a really fun trickshot that will be sure to amaze!
All you need is a wedge and two golf balls.
Challenge: Line two golf balls up, one in front of the other. As you hit the first ball, it will pop up very quickly and the second ball will fly forwards. The aim is to try and safely catch the first ball that popped up!
Pro’s Tip: The ball can pop up very quickly, so as soon as you make contact with the ball, lean backwards so that you are safely out of the way!
Another great trick shot to amaze others!
All you need is a wedge and one golf ball.
Challenge: See how many times you can keepy uppy the ball using a wedge! Once you get pretty good at doing the keepy uppy’s, you can try other moves such as between the legs or really high bounces or balancing the ball on the clubface.
Pro’s Tip: Keep your eye on the ball at all times and keep focused!
Slide Trick Shot
A fun and creative shot to try in the garden!
All you need is a wedge, one foam golf ball, garden slide and a tray of water.
Challenge: Attempt to chip the ball onto the slide and it should bounce down into the tray of water!
Pro’s Tip: As you are using a foam golf ball, you need to hit it a little harder than you normally would!
Washing Machine Chipping
We have all seen Rory McIlroy’s washing machine challenge so here is one for you!
All you need is a wedge, handful of foam golf balls and a washing machine!
Challenge: Attempt to chip the ball into the washing machine. Set yourself a target and see how many you can get in a row.
Pro’s Tip: Play the ball slightly back in the stance as you don’t want the ball to pop up too quickly!
- I was fortunate enough to have an old washing machine outdoors so please be careful if you are trying this one indoors!
Over the flags and into the basket!
This is a really fun trick shot to play and to amaze others with!
All you need is a wedge, handful of foam golf balls, a basket/bucket, two alignment sticks and some string/something similar.
Challenge: Set the flags/string to whatever height you like and attempt to chip the ball over it and into the basket.
Pro’s Tip: Use a lofted wedge to make sure you get plenty of height on the shot!
Plant Pot Keepy Uppy!
It’s all about getting creative and using what’s around you!
All you need is a wedge, one golf ball and an empty plant pot.
Challenge: During this keep uppy challenge, attempt to bounce the ball off the plant pot mid routine. Don’t forget to try and catch the ball in the plant pot afterwards!
Pro’s Tip: The ball bounces very quickly off the plant pot so lots of concentration and quick reflexes are required!
Catch the ball in your pocket!
A really cool and impressive trick shot!
All you need is a wedge and one golf ball.
Challenge: After doing a number of keepy uppy’s, attempt to catch the ball in your jacket or trouser pocket!
Pro’s Tip: When you try to catch the ball in your pocket, bend backwards to make the catch a little easier!