Improving your short game in golf is the key to breaking 80. Without a good short game, you’ll have to hit every green in regulation to eliminate extra strokes. And hitting every green in regulation is near impossible—no matter how good you are.
One situation where you can cut golf strokes is a shot that’s 20 or 30 feet from the green. You can’t afford to miss this shot. If you do, you’re looking at a bogey or even a double bogey, making it tough to break 80 for the round.