Titleist Tips: The Importance of Practicing Your Short Game with Premium Golf Balls

From James Sieckmann On November 02, 2020
One big key to making your practice time worthwhile is structuring it to be as similar to real playing conditions as possible. For this reason, Titleist staff member is a big proponent of using games... to simulate on-course pressure and dedicating a large portion of practice time to random practice. In random practice, you play a wide variety of finesse shots from different lies, distances, etc. (just as you encounter during a round of golf), as opposed to block practice where you hit a number of shots the same way, with the same club, over and over.

In short game practice, you also want to develop feel with your wedges and acquire a precise sense for the spin you generate on the golf ball. As James demonstrates in this video, the only way to develop that intrinsic knowledge is to practice with the same golf ball that you use on the golf course. Practicing with range balls or a mix of different golf ball models simply won't cut it.

And if you care about your game, we hope you're playing a premium golf ball like Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX. As James shows with the aid of a Foresight Quad launch monitor, when it comes to spin and stopping power - crucial performance factors in the short game - Titleist premium golf ball models like Pro V1 can't be matched.

Take James' advice and practice like you play, with your game-day golf ball. Then, the hard work you put in on the practice grounds will carry over to the golf course.
One big key to making your practice time worthwhile is structuring it to be as ... similar to real playing conditions as possible. For this reason, Titleist staff member is a big proponent of using games to simulate on-course pressure and dedicating a large portion of practice time to random practice. In random practice, you play a wide variety of finesse shots from different lies, distances, etc. (just as you encounter during a round of golf), as opposed to block practice where you hit a number of shots the same way, with the same club, over and over.

In short game practice, you also want to develop feel with your wedges and acquire a precise sense for the spin you generate on the golf ball. As James demonstrates in this video, the only way to develop that intrinsic knowledge is to practice with the same golf ball that you use on the golf course. Practicing with range balls or a mix of different golf ball models simply won't cut it.

And if you care about your game, we hope you're playing a premium golf ball like Titleist Pro V1, Pro V1x or AVX. As James shows with the aid of a Foresight Quad launch monitor, when it comes to spin and stopping power - crucial performance factors in the short game - Titleist premium golf ball models like Pro V1 can't be matched.

Take James' advice and practice like you play, with your game-day golf ball. Then, the hard work you put in on the practice grounds will carry over to the golf course.
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