Definition of short game in US English:

short game

noun

  • The part of golf concerned with approach shots and putting.

    ‘two tips to improve your short game’
    • ‘The strength of his game is his short game and he used this to good effect once again on a course he enjoys.’
    • ‘I spent numerous hours on the range, but three to four times more effort on my short game.’
    • ‘Between rounds, I believe you must practice your short game more than you practice your long game.’
    • ‘My biggest weakness used to be my short game, but I've worked hard on trying to make it better.’
    • ‘I've always worked hard on my short game, and it has always been a strength.’