The ‘Short Game Chef’ will change how you approach shots around the green

Parker McLachlin, AKA the Short Game Chef, shares his recipes for cooking up a great short game.

Parker McLachlin, aka the Short Game Chef, knows a thing or two about how to improve your game.

He has not only played on the PGA Tour and worked with Tour players like Keith Mitchell and Kevin Streelman, but McLachlin has also made it his mission to help amateurs get better — in particular, by providing the ingredients for honing or developing a stellar short game.

We recently spent a day with McLachlin in Scottsdale, Ariz., and picked his brain for practical short-game advice that all abilities of players can apply. You can check out the results in the videos below, in which McLachlin debunks some common short-game myths and also shows an average duffer (me!) how to overcome bunker yips.

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1. How to setup in the bunkers like the pros

Out with the old, in with the new! McLachlin explains how amateurs should readjust their thinking when it comes to setting up for bunker shots.

2. Impress your playing partners with this flop shot made simple

Hitting flop shots like your favorite pros do is achievable. Follow these easy tips from the Short Game Chef, and you’ll be the envy of your foursome.

3. This ‘Hinge & Hold’ pitching method will leave you with tap-ins

Just because it’s classic doesn’t mean it can’t use some updating, right? Here’s McLachlin modern spin on this pitch shot, encouraging more of a pivot motion.

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4. Pros Teaching Joes: Escaping deep bunkers with the Short Game Chef

GOLF Instruction Editor Nick Dimengo has long struggled with deep bunker shot. McLachlin reinvented his setup and approach — with instant results.

Nick Dimengo Editor