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    Posted: 23 March 2006 at 8:46am

I watched a little of the playing lesson with Raymond Floyd on TGC last night.  Several comments he made should be most helpful to all of us.

1)  If you are spending an hour on the driving range hitting your driver, something is wrong.  If you have an hour to practice, spend 45 mnutes on the short game.

2)  Later, he said that 2/3 of practice time should be dedicated to the short game.  Hitting many short pitch shots of 30, 40 and 50 yards will help the full swing.

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Hayes,

My business partner (who is the best golfer that I play with) gave me a vcr tape a few months ago of an early version of this lesson.

I found it very good although the quality is (by todays standards) poor. The chipping section was very similar to the Short Game DVD section.  I will have to rewatch it to see if the old addage hold true, "when it's right, it's right".

I can tell you from my only outing this year (#2 coming on Sunday) I could have kicked myself with the shots I gave up around the green. I have never been a good putter and struggle with it constantly.  I will  be using the practice routine that Arb posted earlier in the week then spending 2/3 of my practice time on the short game (1/3 putting, 1/3 chipping/pitching, 1/3 full swing) one day a week and arbs the other days.



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Raymond Floyd's book "The Elements of Scoring: A Master's Guide to the Art of Scoring Your Best When You're Not Playing Your Best" makes a definite point about how most amateurs struggle with golf because they just don't know how to play the game. In other words score. When all is said and done, the object of the game is to score well, not have a pretty swing. Enter the short game. Floyd says he has always been an average ball striker.











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That is one of my favorite books that I re-read often.
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I have Floyd's book also and it's a good one. I've been working a lot on my
chipping and pitching at the range the last few weeks and let me tell you,
I've noticed the difference big time on the course. Whenever I haven't
been striking the ball very well, I've been able to save some pars and keep
from getting doubles or worse with short game shots. You hear the
advice to work on your short game all of the time, but I swear people are
obsessed with hitting the ball long all of the time.
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Byrd,

Been gone a long time from the site and miss it.  I have not played much golf this year, started out strong but have only played twice since April.  Been frustrating for golf but good for business.

Although the playing has been limited I try to get out at least twice/week at lunch to practice.  About 2/3 of my time (after much retraining) has been putting and short game and the other 1/3 has been split with full swing with my wedges.

Not sure how it will pay off when the rubber hits the road but I am much more confidant with those two aspects of my game.

Good luck.

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