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Learn from Phil Mickelson how to become a great lag putter!

Learn from Phil Mickelson how to become a great lag putter!

Learn from Phil Mickelson how to become a great lag putter!

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In  Odyssey Golf‘s 2 Minute Drill, Phil explains two drills that were given to him by his putting coach Dave Pelz. Head to the putting green and do these drills before each round and you will see your three-putt percentage drop dramatically!

Phil Mickelson explains the “40-50-60” drill for effective lag putting. Adjust how far you take the putter back so you can make a firm, aggressive stroke on every putt.

Source: Odyssey Golf

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4 Fabulous Drills to improve your putting!

4 Fabulous Drills to improve your putting!

4 Fabulous Drills to improve your putting!

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Putting is one part of the game that any player can be equal to a PGA or LPGA player.   It does not require strength or the ability to hit the ball long distances.  So if you are an amateur golfer who does not have a lot of time for practice, here are 4 fabulous drills to improve your putting and make up a boatload of strokes.  I have a student from Winston-Salem, NC whom I regard as the best amateur putter I have ever seen.  He does not hit the ball very far and yet can play to a 4 handicap.  Go out and work on these drills and you can lower your score but 5 to 10 shots per round depending on your handicap!

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Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.
 
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Brittany Lang is one of the very best putters on the LPGA Tour.  Currently, she ranks in the top 10 in putts in GIR. (Greens in Regulation.)  Brittany, with the help of photographer  of  Golf Digest, shares the keys that she was working on the week she won the US Open at Corde Valle.  These are based on sound fundamentals, so listen up, this can make a big difference in your golf game!
Brittany Lang shares some great putting tips.

Secret Golf

Working on Two Things!

All week at the U.S. Open at CordeValle—where I just won my first major—I was working on two things with my putting: staying down and fully committing to every putt. Reading the putt on 16 during the final round, tied for the lead, my brother, Luke, and I picked a line we liked: a ball out left. I committed to that line completely, and just let it roll. That mindset helped me drop the putt and take the lead.

I’m never mechanical with my putting when I play.

It’s just this ball in that hole. But your putting has to be grounded in some mechanics. I’ve worked with Dave Stockton, and he’s big on the left hand (for righties with a traditional grip) being the aim hand. So the left hand is super important to me. I like to hit practice putts left-hand-only, isolating the feeling of the left hand in control. My putting grip is left index finger over right pinkie, which gives me the feeling of the back of my left hand going to the hole. Where the left-hand goes is where the ball goes.

I also like the stroke being equal on both sides (photos). I don’t want to take the putter back short and make a long through-stroke, or go back too far and have to decel coming through. Here’s a drill I like to work on when I practice. Put a tee just outside the toe of the putter at address, then stick a second tee a few inches behind it (on the backstroke side) and another a few inches in front (through-stroke side). Hit some short putts, making sure the putter head doesn’t go past either tee during the stroke.

Groove that feeling of the same distance back and through.

To see one further mechanical key to improving your putting, go here!

Source: Brittany Lang   Golf Digest

Pictures:    Keith Allison

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Dave Pelz talks Putting - You have to do this putting drill!

Dave Pelz talks Putting – You have to do this putting drill!

Dave Pelz talks Putting – You have to do this putting drill!

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Phil Mickelson’s putting coach Dave Pelz, gives you a guaranteed putting drill to improve your short putts.  If you are a good short putter you will automatically be a better long putter.  Why do you ask?  Because if you are not afraid of the 3 footers you will putt the 10 to 20 footers more aggressively and get past the hole more often. And from there it is easy to sink more putts! 

To teach yourself to be more aggressive, place a tee in the ground 18″ past the hole and another 24″ past.  While practicing your putting, try and leave your putts between the tees of any putt that you miss!

Thanks to Dave Pelz & Cleveland Golf for sharing this video!

Welcome To Pelz Corner: In this episode, Dave teaches us one of his favorite putting drills – The Clock Drill. Using this tip and mastering the drill will surely help you sink more putts.

Source: Dave Pelz   Cleveland Golf

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2 Simple Drills from David Howell to improve your Putting!

2 Simple Drills from David Howell to improve your Putting!

2 Simple Drills from David Howell to improve your Putting!

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Because putting does not take any strength or flexibility as a full swing does, you would think that this would be an area where the amateurs would have a better chance of competing equally with the Pros.  But, in fact, it is exactly the opposite.  Golf professionals are far better putters than amateurs.  The reason?  Drills!  

I can quite honestly say I have never seen an amateur standing on a putting green doing a drill in order to improve either their stroke or their feel.  

I work with a putting mirror at least 2 to 3 times a week and work on my feel drill at least once a week.  In this video, David Howell explains two simple yet effective drills to help improve your putting.  Thanks to the European Tour for sharing.

2 Simple Drills from David Howell to improve your Putting!

VIRGINIA WATER, ENGLAND – MAY 19: David Howell of England reacts to a shot during the Pro-Am round prior to the BMW PGA Championship on the West Course at Wentworth on May 19, 2010 in Virginia Water, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Five-time European Tour winner David Howell is regarded by many as one of the very best putters in the world. Year on year he ranks highly in the putting ranks and this season is no different. The 40 year old ranks second in putts per Green in Regulation, first of all the players who’ve played more than 25 rounds.

So what’s the secret to good putting?

Anna Whiteley caught up with David at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai to get some tips and tricks. Here’s the exclusive video.

Source: European Tour

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A great drill to teach yourself to sink 100% of your 3 to 4-foot putts!

A great drill to teach yourself to sink 100% of your 3 to 4-foot putts!

A great drill to teach yourself to sink 100% of your 3 to 4-foot putts!

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I have a drill that I teach called the Confidence Drill.  

By sinking 3 to 4-foot putts over and over again, you can develop confidence in this distance each time you stand over one of these putts on the course. Combine my drill with this chalk line drill from Perfect Pitch Golf, and you will really improve those 3-foot putts!

The #1 key to making short putts is aim. If you can aim your putter face at the target you’ll have a really good chance of rolling the ball there. Otherwise you’ll have to manipulate the stroke to get the ball back online.

The problem with aim is that most golfers don’t think about it and they never practice it (the most important aspect of short putting and people don’t practice it, go figure). To stand out from the crowd and never miss another 3 footer, use this drill that involves a simple chalk line.

Pick up a chalk line from the hardware store (it only costs about $5). Find a flat, straight 3 foot putt and snap the line to create a line from the middle of the cup. Now place a ball on the line and use it to practice your aim. You’ll get immediate feedback on where your putter face is aimed (you may be shocked) and will also get immediate feedback on the roll of your golf ball as the ball must roll down the line to go in. The chalk line drill is the best drill you can do improve your putting so do it over and over to sharpen your aim.

Source: Perfect Pitch Golf.

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5 Extremely Effective Putting Drills - I practice #3 a lot!

5 Extremely Effective Putting Drills – I practice #3 a lot!

5 Extremely Effective Putting Drills – I practice #3 a lot!

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In order to become a good putter, you must do some drills to ingrain a fundamentally sound putting stroke.  

And by doing the drills repeatedly, you will gain the consistency that you need to become a better putter. Thanks to Sawyer Shaw via HubPages.com, here are 5 great drills that you can do that are almost certain to make you a better putter.

Need an awesome putting drill to help you sink more putts? Look no further.

5 Extremely Effective Putting Drills – I practice #3 a lot!

1. Around the Horn.

– This drill is designed to enhance your short putting ability to knock in those knee-knockers in crunch time on the golf course.

– You will need eight tees and eight golf balls for this exercise.

– Place the eight tees equally distanced from each other at three-foot increments.

– Just use your putter for this, as they are usually about 3 feet long. (Unless you’re using a belly-putter, then the drill will really be really difficult!)

– Place a ball at each tee and proceed to knock them all in.

– If you miss, start over. The goal is to be able to sink three sets of the three footers, twenty-four putts in a row.

– If you can do this, you should be feeling pretty confident. (Side note: Phil Mickelson does this drill before the start of every tournament. Only he forces himself to make 100 in a row!)

– Remember to mix it up. Make it harder on yourself by closing your eyes or setting the tees farther away from the hole.

2. The Putting Challenge.

– This drill hones the competitiveness in you and is most effective if you have a partner to do it with.

– Take a scorecard and on each hole, in random order, write distances in increments of three feet from 6 feet to 60 feet. (6..9..12..15..18..etc.)

– Example = Hole 1: 33 feet; Hole 2: 9 feet; Hole 3: 48 feet

– There will be 19 holes

– Every hole is par 2

– Pace off the distance before each hole as if you were stepping off a yardage.

– Grab a partner and go have a fun competition!

– P.S. if you can shoot even or better your doing well

3. Tee Drill.

– This drill is used by countless major champions including Tiger Woods

– Find a 3-5 foot putt with zero break on the practice green

– Set up to the putt and place a tee just outside the toe of your putter and just outside the heel of your putter

– These tees force you take make a consistent stroke every time

– If you make a poor stroke you’ll hit one of the tees

– To enhance the drill even further hit putts with your right hand only, left hand only, and with both hands

– Experiment until you find something that works for you

4. Line Drill.

– A very simple yet effective drill to help you sink more putts

– Simply place a ball marker, coin, tee, etc. three feet from the hole

– Continue placing markers in one foot increments directly behind the last marker until you get about a twenty foot putt

– Start at 3 feet and see how far back you can get

– If you miss, start again

– This drill will help you focus on sinking putts, not just getting them close

5. Guessing Game.

– This drill will teach you how to hone your speed better

– Take a few balls and head out to the practice green

– Hit a putt and immediately after impact close your eyes

– Guess in your mind how far away the ball will end up from (ex: 2 feet long, 6 inches to the right)

– Don’t worry about where the putts go, more importantly focus on seeing if your guesses are correct

– After a few minutes of doing this you will see just how much better your putts are becoming

 
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A Really Great Putting Drill for both Feel and Direction.

A Really Great Putting Drill for both Feel and Direction.

A Really Great Putting Drill for both Feel and Direction.

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Thomas Bjorn is the European Tour version of Freddy Couples.  He’s easy-going and a really nice guy. 

My heart broke for him when he played 2 poor bunker shots to lose the Open Championship in 2003 at Royal St. George’s.

Callaway Golf EU brings you a great putting drill to try before your round.

Watch 2011 Johnnie Walker and Omega Masters Champion Thomas Bjorn as he gives some key putting tips that you can use on the practice green prior to your round.  His peers regard Thomas  as a very good putter.  So this drill is not only worth listening to, but it’s worth going out to the putting green and trying it out before your round!  You won’t be sorry you tried this!

Source: Callaway Golf EU

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I'm not Shakira - but my Hip Movement Doesn't Lie!

I’m not Shakira – but my Hip Movement Doesn’t Lie!

I’m not Shakira – but my Hip Movement Doesn’t Lie!

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Many golfers don’t realize just how much their body moves when putting.

In this month’s Mel in Motion video golf tip, Mel provides us with a helpful drill you can do on the putting green or at your home or office that will help minimize body movement and give you tremendous improvements with your putting stroke.

By using a chair and placing the back of the chair against the back of your legs while in your putting stance.  You can immediately feel if there is any movement in your lower body. The slightest movement in your lower body can be felt against the chair.  By working on this, you can eliminate lower body movement by 100%.  By doing this on a regular basis (I do this drill every month) you can totally eliminate lower body movement in your putting stroke, making sure that your putting stroke will be a lot more consistent in the future!

Source: Mel Sole Golf School

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New Putting Drills from The World Golf Championship at Doral!

New Putting Drills from The World Golf Championship at Doral!

New Putting Drills from The World Golf Championship at Doral!

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This is the first of many posts featuring teaching aids that will improve your putting. 

Incorporating teaching aids into your putting drills can achieve success much quicker than without using one.  Teaching aids give excellent feedback and create that “practice with a purpose” routine.

I think the Eye Line Golf Booth at the 2015 PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando this past January was one of the busiest booths at the show!  I spent some time there and saw quite a few teaching aids that I will be incorporating into my teaching programs in 2015.  Sam Froggatte from EyeLine Golf gives you a great tip to improve your putting with a fairly inexpensive teaching aid.  This device will not only help you with striking your putts, but without a consistent back and through stroke, you will always struggle with distance control.  Thanks, Sam, for your insights!

Keep tuned in to see upcoming posts on great teaching aids soon!

 

Source: Sam Froggatte of Eyelinegolf.com

Pictures: Jim Epler

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