Hitting the ball with the sweet spot of the putter allows the putter face to stay square and not twist
There are two ways to practice the short game. First are how-to shots, where you learn how to control trajectory through set up and swing shape. Second are situational shots, where you move around the short game area and practice specific shots.
Use this high percentage, low, controlled wedge shot when you have room to land a ball in front of the pin