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Short-Game Practice: 11-Ball Drill


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Identifying What You Need to Work On In the Short Game
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I'm not sure why, but many students spend their short game practice time working on things they are already good at. Instead, golfers need to challenge themselves by practicing out of bad lies, from uneven lies, or other short game situations where they are weakest.

The "11 Ball Drill" is a wonderful evaluation tool for your short game, and can help you identify your weak spots.

Take 11 balls to the short game practice area and use them to determine your strengths and weaknesses around the green. First, find one type of shot that you're good with; say, the pitch from a fluffy lie from five steps off the green.

Hit all 11 balls from that situation toward the practice green cup.

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