First I want to say how impressed I was with So Yeon Ryu in winning the US Women’s Open. She birdied the 72nd hole and knew she needed to. Then proceeded to birdie 2 of the 3 playoff holes to win in impressive fashion. The 17th and 18th were not easy holes. even for men using all this equipment that makes the ball go too far.
There is a simple drill you can do to make your short game better. You can do it on the chipping green, or on the course during a round that your score isn’t the primary goal of the day.
Use one more club than you would normally hit for that shot. You must still use proper technique and accelerate. You are not allowed to help the ball in the air. You must create a softer shot properly.
What this drill will do is teach you to accelerate slower. In other words, accelerate the club at a slower pace. Think of swinging a golf club under water. You would still accelerate, but the water slows that down.
This will teach you better touch and better rhythm and tempo that will work it’s way through the whole bag.