Posts Tagged ‘putting drill’

The 3-Footer Putting Drill!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

Last time I talked about the 3, 5, 10, 15, 25 feet putting drill, well there’s another drill that will help you get 100% proficiency rating at short putts.

This is the “infamous” 3-footer putting drill.

First, you find a flat surface on the putting green with no break.

Second, get about 5 golf balls and set it 3-feet from the hole.

Third, Try to see how many you can make in a row. If you miss, you must reset your count back to zero.

Give yourself about 15 minutes everyday (or whenever you practice) to see if you beat your last record.

My record for this on a good week? I would say if you can make about 100 in-a-row, you are pro-level.

And believe me, that’s not easy to do, this is a concentration putting drill that will improve your putting stroke overall too.

If you miss a lot of these 3-footers on the course, it’s TIME to start taking control and never miss them again like the pros.

Simple drill and can save you 5-10 strokes if you are not already making ALL of them.

The 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 feet Putting Drill!

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

So, you want to get really good at those short to medium putts?

Here’s a drill me and many pros use to get really, really good at these types of putts.

First, you will need 5 golf balls.

Second, find a completely flat lie with no breaks on the putting green.

Third, set the golf balls 3 feet, 5 feet, 10 feet, 15 feet, and 20 feet from the hole.

Next, start with the 3 footer and if you make it, go to the next 5 feet and so on until you can finish all five.

Here’s the trick though, if you miss any of them, you have to start over.

Once you’ve done that, find a right-to-left breaking lie and do the drill again.

Once you’ve done that, find a left-to-right breaking like and do the drill again.

When I used to practice everyday, I used to do this on a daily basis.

What does this do?

It gets you trained really well for those distances and get your putts more consistent.

Also, don’t overdue it, if it’s not your day, you are not going to make a lot of them, set a “limit” (such as 30 minutes) for this putting drill.

Try it, this will help your short to medium putts tremendously.