This is a book for someone serious about overcoming that, er, shortcoming . . . Through a new theory of the short wedge shot -- which the author calls "A Finesse Swing" --, an attitudinal adjustment, and a rigorous, if not necessarily lengthy practice regimen, Sieckmann offers a cohesive & coherent plan.
His swing theory is difficult to summarize, and his students have described it as "awkward, at first", so like so much golf instruction, this is the kind of thing that would ruin your game before it improved it -- not a quick fix . . . but disregarding some of the descriptive language and grainy photographs that really don't tell me a thing, I came to think of the "Finesse Swing" as what the old timers usta call "an arm swing" . . . just not exactly . . .
- block practice - repetitive drills
- random practice - refining judgement & touch
- training games (shown above in example)
the training games are useful (and I think this is the author's opinion, too) in that they keep the practice fresh by introducing non-threatening challenges; that is, they let you keep score with yourself.
So: for the duffer who hasn't quite given up on ever improving, this is a book that may even inspire a re-dedication to improving.