As you get better at this game you have to practicing effectively. Now most of the time when I see players practicing they are dumping like 50 or 60 golf balls next to the green, hitting one shot all the time. Well that is not what happens on the golf course. What actually happens on the golf course is that you will have one shot that you are over there and you have to hit it up and over a bunker to a tight lie, or you are over here and you have a very thin lie and you have to make the ball run a little bit, or you are on a sidehill slope here where the ball is above your feet or you have one where you are in the bunker. For you to actually get better you need to work towards playing these shots and as you play these shots you gain experience from hitting the shot that helps you to hit the next shot much more effectively, you are gaining a good memory of the shot. If you are unsure as to how to hit some of these shots see your local PGA or LPGA Professional they can give you the right coaching to be able to hit these shots from different scenarios or different situations because this is where the real creativity and imagination in the game is. It is practicing these shots in the environment that you are playing in. Have fun.