5 Reasons Why the Short Game Is Golf's Most Important Tool

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5 Reasons Why the Short Game Is Golf's Most Important Tool
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Practice is what makes perfect with short irons.

From top to bottom, from the PGA Tour to the weekend warrior, everybody is hitting the golf ball longer. More clubhead speed, more springy faces, golf balls that travel farther and straighter, all have resulted in greater distance off the tee.

But while chicks dig the long ball, the scorecard reflects the importance of a different aspect of the game.

Those who play for pay know the short game is where they make their money. Getting the ball close to those hard-to-reach pins is a must for the pros and doing that with precision approaches is the only way to do that.

Recreational players are mesmerized by long drives, but many don’t get the importance of the short game.

Here are five reasons it’s the most important aspect in the game.

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