Working on your weakest parts has the best chances for you to improve the most in the shortest amount of time.
Nevertheless many people tend to work mostly on what they are good at. This drill will let you see where you are at with your short game while practising.
Take 11 balls to a pitching green and start pitching or chipping from a place you like.
After you have hit the 11 balls take away the 5 balls that are farthest away from the flag.
Then pick up the 5 balls that are closest to the pin. The remaining ball should be your average shot from the specific lie you practiced from.
Do this 11 ball drill multiple times with all kinds of shots from different angles and lies to find out where your average is and where you need to improve the most.
Then start to work on this specific shot.
You might find out that you are good with short chip shots from 20 feet in but terrible with your pitches out of the rough.
Start to practice your pitches out of the rough until you see some improvement. Actually seeing your average shot is the part I like most about this exercise.
Of course it will not be always dead on, but in general you get a good impression of where you are with specific shots in the short game area.
Do not be the player who always practises the same shots from the same lie. On the course you will most likely never be in exactly the same spots. Routine is important, monotonous repetition not so much.
- Practise a specific short game shot with 11 balls.
- After you hit all 11 balls pick up the five balls farthest and nearest
to the pin.
- The remaining ball should be your average.
- Do this exercise multiple times with different shots to find out where
you are at and what you need to work on.