Test your short game and improve your scores!

Test out your short game to see what you should be working on this off season!

You may have a handicap for your entire game, but do you know how each part of your game stacks up to others? We have a few tests that can help you find your weak spots so you can improve for next year.

Lag Putting:

Hit 10 putts in total, hit 2 putts from 7 Steps, 10 Steps, 13 Steps, 17 Steps, and 20 Steps away from the hole.

The Scoring system is as follows:

Score Distance # Hit in this area
6 Points In the Hole  
4 Points Within 1 step  
2 Points Within 1-2 Steps  
0 Points Within 2-3 Steps  
-2 Points Over 3 Steps  
  *Total Score  

A score of 10 is a 22+ handicap
A score of 14 is a 17-22 handicap
A score of 20 is a 12-17 handicap
A score of 30 is a 7-12 handicap
A score of 34 is a 3-7 handicap
A score of 40 is a 0 handicap

Ladder Putting

A total of 20 putts will be made, 5 from each downhill, uphill, breaking left to right, and breaking right to left.

Score # of Putts Made
 1 Point each putt made   

A score of 2 is a 22+ handicap
A score of 4 is a 17-22 handicap
A score of 5 is a 12-17 handicap
A score of 7 is a 7-12 handicap
A score of 9 is a 3-7 handicap
A score of 10 is a 0 handicap

Chipping Tests:

From 25 yards, and the edge of the green half way between you and the hole, you must hit 10 shots.

Score Distance # Hit in area
6 Points In the Hole  
4 Points Within 2 Steps  
2 Points Within 2-3 Steps  
0 Points Within 3-4 Steps  
-2 Points Over 4 Steps  
  *Total Score  

A score of 12 is a 22+ handicap
A score of 16 is a 17-22 handicap
A score of 20 is a 12-17 handicap
A score of 26 is a 7-12 handicap
A score of 30 is a 3-7 handicap
A score of 36 is a 0 handicap

Hit 5 chips from 15 yards and 20 yards just on the fringe with plenty of green to work with.

Score Distance # Hit in Area
6 Points In the Hole  
4 Points Within 1 Step  
2 Points Within 1-2 Steps  
0 Points 2-3 Steps  
-2 Points Over 3 Steps  
  *Total Score  

A score of 12 is a 22+ handicap
A score of 16 is a 17-22 handicap
A score of 20 is a 12-17 handicap
A score of 26 is a 7-12 handicap
A score of 30 is a 3-7 handicap
A score of 36 is a 0 handicap

Hit 12 Pitch Shots from these distances. 

25 - 3 shots
50 - 3 shots
75 - 3 shots
100 - 3 shots

Score Distance # Hit in Area
3 Points Holed  
2 Points Within 2 Steps  
1 Point 2-4 Steps  
0 Points 4-5 Steps  
-1 Points 5 Steps  
  *Total Score  

A score of 4 is a 22+ handicap
A score of 5 is a 17-22 handicap
A score of 8 is a 12-17 handicap
A score of 11 is a 7-12 handicap
A score of 15 is a 3-7 handicap
A score of 29 is a 0 handicap

This test was loosly based from a short game test by Charlie King, author of Uncommon Golf.