If you polled 100 golfers of various skill levels and asked them their favorite part of the game, over 50 percent would vote for “hitting the long drive.” Nothing delivers the thrill of catching a drive in the sweet spot and watching it soar down the middle of the fairway.
If you asked those same golfers the most important part of the game, 90 percent would vote for the short game. Pitching, chipping and putting are the keys to posting a low score.
Orlando-area golfers can learn how to improve their short games and chop strokes off their scores by attending the Short Game School at the Mike Bender Golf Academy this Sunday, Oct. 13.
The Short Game School takes place from Noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Mike Bender Golf Academy, located at Magnolia Plantation Golf Club in Lake Mary. Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher Cheryl Anderson of the Bender staff will be the instructor. It is open to all ability levels.
At noon, Anderson will teach “The Four Trajectories.” At 1:30 p.m. she will work with students on distance wedges. And at 2 p.m., she will share secrets of putting.
Cost of the school is $250. To register, call 407-321-0444, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.