The book completes The Lost Art of Golf Trilogy.

New book release: The Lost Art of the Short Game by Gary Nicol and Karl Morris – with a foreword from Bob Vokeythe godfather of wedges

Long-awaited new title from the authors of the double Amazon bestsellers, The Lost Art of Putting and The Lost Art of Playing Golfcompletes the Lost Art trilogy 

 The Lost Art of the Short Game by Gary Nicol and Karl Morris explores the way golfers interact with chipping, pitching and bunker play.  

 It will help readers to embrace the challenge and relish the opportunity to show their skills and touch around the greens. 

This book has the power to make golfers feel differently about the game as a whole by freeing them from the shackles they have self-imposed on their short games. 

The Lost Art of the Short Game follows on from the Amazon best-sellers The Lost Art of Putting and The Lost Art of Playing Golf and becomes the third title in the ‘Lost Art’ series. The trio of books is also available as The Lost Art of Golf Collection box set, with a limited edition case. 

It is the belief of leading tour coach Gary Nicol and performance coach Karl Morris, who have 60 years’ combined coaching experience, that we have somehow lost connection with the artistry of playing shots around the greens. 

It will appeal to all those golfers who struggle to remember the last time they were truly enthusiastic about their short game – and can barely remember a time when they approached pitching, chipping and playing bunker shots with relish. 

Born in Scotland, Gary Nicol turned professional in 1988. Since then, he has travelled the world coaching golfers of all standards from weekend players to tour pros including Ryder Cup players, Olympians and winners of major championships. Gary is a certified TrackMan Master and Mind Factor coach and is based at the stunning Archerfield Links on Scotland’s Golf Coast.

Karl Morris has been involved in performance coaching for 30 years. In that time, he has worked with multiple major winners in golf – including Darren Clarke and Graeme McDowell – Ashes-winning captains in cricket as well as Premier League and international footballers. His passion has always been to make mental game coaching both practical and applicable.

The Lost Art of the Short Game was edited by experienced golf writer Dan Murphy. 

It has a foreword from by the godfather of wedges, Bob Vokey, and also features a host of expert contributors, including Andrew Coltart, Mike Clayton and Dean Robertson.  

The book is available to buy now at and costs £19.95. It is also possible to buy all three books together in a special presentation pack.

Notes to editors

  • Learn more about the Lost Art series at 
  • The Lost Art of the Short Game is available in hardback and Kindle formats at, priced at £19.95 and £9.99 respectively.
  • The Lost Art of the Short Game completes the Lost Art trilogy of books – together with The Lost Art of Putting and The Lost Art of Playing Golf.
  • The Lost Art of Putting and The Lost Art of Playing Golf are also available in hardback and Kindle formats at, priced at £19.95 and £9.99 respectively
  • Buy all three books together at for £59.99
  • For more information about the book, contact Mike Robertson, account manager at 18Players, on 0113 289 3979 or 
  • Follow The Lost Art on Twitter (@LostArtofGolf) and Facebook (The Lost Art of Golf).
  • Serialisation opportunities are available – please contact Mike (details above) to receive a suite of bite-sized excerpts along with illustrations.
  • Gary Nicol and Karl Morris are available for interview about the book and/or expert comment on any matters relating to The Lost Art of the Short Game