Your Short Game Handicap

This is something you should work out


Below are NINE very short challenges. In each, you take 10 shots at the pin and score each shot as follow

So for a single one of the challenges, if one shot finished inside 3 feet (1 x 2pts), 5 shots between 3 and 6 feet (5 x 1pts),
and 4 shots outside 6 feet (4 x 0pts), you’d score 7 points for that test. To work out your handicap you total the point for
all nine tests and compare your score to the handicap card at the bottom.



Now calculate your short-game handicap


Total the points from all 9 tests and find your corresponding handicap in this chart.









PGA Assessment Sessions

GASP System

Assessment Session (up to 60 mins.)


Comprehensive swing and ball-control evaluation allowing our PGA Professionals to get a full understanding of your strengths and weaknesses enabling them to tailor a specific development programme for you.


Our professionals will use all the technology that we have available such as 4D Motion, K-Vest, TrackMan, Flightscope and GASP to give them all the information they need to build up a profile about you. This will also give them a bank of information to refer back to throughout the course of your lessons. Within the Assessment Sessions you will also set goals that you would like to achieve over the next 6 months.

TrackMan Combine

Trackman screen at Playsport Golf

TrackMan Combine is a standardized test that enables you to identify the strengths and weaknesses in your golf game. Discover the clear correlation between your TrackMan Combine results and your success on the golf course.


Each TrackMan Combine test takes place in our PGA Coaching centre with our PGA Professionals who can give you some tips along the way.

Its a great idea to take a Combine test before and after a  block of lessons to keep track of the progress you have made along the way!

If you have any questions then please give our reception a call on 01355 575 980 and one of the Professionals will be able to answer your question

The Hunt for a better short game

Golf Coach

The Hunt for a Better Short Game

Brought to you by Tim Absalom PGA Advanced Professional and Playsport Golf

If you’re consistently taking more than three shots to get down from 100 yards, and we gave you a better short game, it could mean up to 10 shots saved per round. Possibly more.

We’re looking for golfers to join us in a

“Hunt for a Better Short Game”, a fun 4 session coaching program that will deliver big results.

That’s 4 x 60 minute sessions including a playing lesson for just  £200

Who regularly takes more than 3 shots to get down from 100 yards in to the green.

This Program also includes assessment sessions using state of the art technology:

Sam PuttLab: SAM PuttLab is the worlds most accurate and comprehensive putt analysis and training system.

My Swing Professional: The all-in-one wireless system that instantaneously measures players’ power and control swing systems that allows Tim to assess the player characteristics and generates insightful reports to make easy changes.

So that’ £200 for up to 10 shots off your scorecard. We’ve got room for you, so contact us quickly to learn more.

Practice Drill

Putt with your right arm only on the practice green

Practice Drill

Swing half speed on the range to fix a hook