Dave Stockton Jr on golf course

Dave Stockton, Jr. Shows How to Attack Your Short Game

Some of the top pros have been students of his desert tutelage

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Dave Stockton Jr on golf course

 

He's worked with the likes of Phil Mickelson and Rory McIIroy.

Readers of Palm Springs Life may well remember my May 2013 profile of Dave Stockton, Jr., in which the short game maestro and desert resident gave us a closer look at the arc of both his personal life and golf career, which took him from caddying for his legendary father, to All-American at USC to Q-School co-medalist to PGA Tour pro.

• See related story: The Long Road to the Perfect Short Game

Today, the one they call "Junior" is an integral part of the Stockton family business. And business is booming.

Want to know why? Just watch a video of these short game tips, shot with Junior at Stone Eagle Golf Club in Palm Desert, his desert base for private instruction. 

Focusing on three different short game lies which oft-play foil to the daily duffer – downhill, uphill and greenside bunker – viewers will understand why the best players in the world seek out the surname Stockton.   

 

VIDEO: How to approach a chip shot with your ball positioned downhill.

 

 

VIDEO: How to approach a chip shot with your ball positioned uphill.

 

 

VIDEO: How to approach a chip shot with your ball positioned in a sand trap.

 

 

Judd Spicer is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America. Have a golf tip or golf story idea to share? E-mail Judd: thespicerboys@msn.com.

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