Don't let the summer end without lowering your handicap a few points. The latest approach involves tightening up your "short game"—strokes within 100 yards of the green, where 65 percent of your shots are played. At resorts across the country, the Dave Pelz Scoring Game School (800/833-7370; holds a three-day crash course on the art of pitching, chipping, and putting. Every weekend this month, it's at the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera (Edwards, Colo.; 800/877-3529; doubles from $2,840 per person, including tuition). The 56-room Belgian château—style lodge claims the nation's only 10-hole short course, designed by Pelz himself.