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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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