What YOU Can Learn From the US Open

short game us open Jun 23, 2022

Well, the US Open just ended and let's talk about that final round and some takeaways that you can put in place to your game that will drastically help your scores.  Trust me, the play was great and there's two key takeaways that you can apply to your game now.  Let's talk about it.

All right. So we saw some really, really fun down the stretch golf! Even the players that weren't truly in contention (that would've required a collapse from the top) even still kind of came in at the end. We had three past major champions who were in the hunt and they were hunting! It didn't turn out for any of them, but the back and forth between Will Zalatoris, Matthew Fitzpatrick and Scottie Scheffler... that was amazing!

The thing that stuck out to me was really two parts, and these are two parts that you can immediately start working into your game. It is the intermediate putting and the depth of green target selection (where they're trying to land the ball)....

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The Most Important Statistic In Golf

short game Jun 21, 2022

Have you ever heard of SIFY?  No, not Lady Sif and the warriors three from the Thor movies, but Shots Inside Fifty Yards.  This has been a metric I've been following closer and closer so I can determine what is really holding back my score.

Most people will average a little more than 36 putts per round and (especially weekend golfers) will probably miss around 14 of the possible 18 greens in regulation.  If we're really being honest with ourselves we can probably say of those 14 greens we miss, we will also duff or skull a couple of those and wind up with multiple chips on one hole.  My point being, if you track this and see a number around 60, don't be afraid, let's just dive deeper into the what caused it!

If you want even more detailed stats, look at how long your first putt is after a SIFY shot.  That will tell you if your chipping or putting is in more urgent need of attention.  At the beginning I would suggest just looking at whether or not you...

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