By Colin Fisher

LAST week I took you through a simple drill, designed to help you become better at controlling the distance you hit your pitch shots.

In this week’s column, I’ll run you through a few variations of the same drill. 

Ideally, you should have as many games or drills as possible which will help you improve something specific. 

Even better if these drills are random. 

Simply standing hitting 50 pitch shots to the same target might be fine and well to improve technical aspects, but once that side of your game is tied down you need to put the demands of the golf course into your practice.

Change the lie, change the situation, change the club and change the shot type. 

Create a scoring system to introduce a bit of pressure. 

Log your personal best so you have a target to beat next time out.

A simple ladder drill is a drill you can start with (pictured):

Set up six shafts, each three feet apart, on the edge of the green, creating five different rungs of a ladder.

Start your drill three feet away from the first shaft. If you miss a ladder, start again.

You must finish/complete the ladder before moving on

Level 1 = go up the ladder (total five chips in a row).

Level 2 = go up and down the ladder (total 10 chips in a row).

Level 3 = 2 in a row going up and down the ladder (total 20 chips in a row).

To add a bit of real game context, you could punctuate each rung of the ladder with a short putt of less than six feet. 

Make the putt a random length and slope from between two and six feet. 

You can also randomise things further by using a different club to chip with each time, or by using the same club but hitting different trajectories. 

You can make it as varied as you like, which will further enhance your skills.