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Timothy 07-28-2018 08:19 AM

Short Game Practice
 
Looking for opinions on best facility in TV to practice the short game. Thx Tim

tomwed 07-28-2018 08:31 AM

What part of town do you live in? If Sarasota is close----I would go there. It's across the street south of the driving range.

Polar Bear 07-28-2018 08:38 AM

I like Cane Garden, Palmer and Sarasota.

ajbrown 07-28-2018 08:47 AM

I have not given Sarasota much of a try , so will do that. I do not practice putt, so that is not part of my thinking.

I only have spent time on two...

IMO

Bonifay offers the most variety of shots with different slopes and the pitching area is huge. Next is...
Cane, seems a bit quieter, but it lacks the variety of shots

DonH57 07-28-2018 09:33 AM

I think Sarasota has the best short game practice area in the Villages. Wish we had one north of 466 that compares to it.

ColdNoMore 07-28-2018 10:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ajbrown (Post 1566958)
I have not given Sarasota much of a try , so will do that. I do not practice putt, so that is not part of my thinking.

I only have spent time on two...

IMO

Bonifay offers the most variety of shots with different slopes and the pitching area is huge. Next is...
Cane, seems a bit quieter, but it lacks the variety of shots

I would agree regarding the small practice area by the pro shop/Hibiscus starter, but the much larger area near the Jacaranda starter shack...is hard to beat. :thumbup:

The only thing lacking at Cane is a bunker area, which for an all-around practice area...Glenview should be in the conversation.

tomwed 07-28-2018 11:43 AM

Phil Michelson went from 83 to 8 in sand saves in one year. Using statistics he found that 90% of his sand shots were 10 yards long. So 90% of the time he just practices 10 yard sand shots. He also believes that when you practice sand shots it also improves other parts of your game including the long game. If you are struggling in the short game go to youtube and search for Michelson Short Game. His advice is easy to remember and quite practical. He doesn't offer much advice on the long game. At least I couldn't find it.

ColdNoMore 07-28-2018 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tomwed (Post 1567012)
Phil Michelson went from 83 to 8 in sand saves in one year. Using statistics he found that 90% of his sand shots were 10 yards long. So 90% of the time he just practices 10 yard sand shots. He also believes that when you practice sand shots it also improves other parts of your game including the long game. If you are struggling in the short game go to youtube and search for Michelson Short Game. His advice is easy to remember and quite practical. He doesn't offer much advice on the long game. At least I couldn't find it.

The problem with following any of Phil's advice, short game or long game, is the fact....that he stands on the wrong side of the ball.


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Dr Winston O Boogie jr 07-28-2018 01:53 PM

Sarasota is very nice. North of 466 I like Glenview.

ajbrown 07-28-2018 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ColdNoMore (Post 1566994)
I would agree regarding the small practice area by the pro shop/Hibiscus starter, but the much larger area near the Jacaranda starter shack...is hard to beat. :thumbup:

The only thing lacking at Cane is a bunker area, which for an all-around practice area...Glenview should be in the conversation.

I should have been clearer. I did mean area by Jacaranda. I enjoy Cane, but I still would go to Bonifay for a more serious session working on different lies and types of shots (JMO). Matters little now as I hurt my wrist and cannot play at all. Wish I could practice anywhere!

When I look at houses by Jacaranda practice area, I always tell my wife that one of these houses I would love to own. Who cares about golf course view, but a short walk to practice area? Before dinner alone or with friends, 'honey headed out to putt/chip' for a bit.


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