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Recommended

No Comments 19 Dec 8:37 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Do you have  access to practice putting greens?  If so, the following golf putting drills are highly recommended for improving your short-game:   The following 3 drills are well constructed to help control your distance and improve your accuracy. 1. Circle and Row Drill:    The primary benefits here are to help establish your rhythm and consistency and help you quickly gain confidence. 2. Stroke Length Drill:    This golf putting drill is for controlling your distance. The amount of speed applied to the ball and therefore distance is determined by varying the length of your stroke. 3. Wrist Control Drill:   …

Target practice but no gun!

No Comments 17 Dec 9:46 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Here’s a putting drill that’s  alot like a game of darts. Cut out three circles from paper. The smallest one would approximate the size of a golf hole, the second about 2 to 3 times larger, and the third about 2 to 3 times larger than the second . Place these circles on the floor, creating targets, and assign points for each one. The center circle is 10 points, the second circle is 5, while the outer most circle is 2.  Take 10 putts and see what kind of score you get.  Btw a score of 70 – 90 is …

Consistency & Distance

No Comments 13 Dec 10:46 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Aim for your putt’s distance to be controlled by the length of your stoke.  Maintain a smooth rhythm to each stroke, i.e. without any bursts of power. By extending your putt’s distance you should consistently get within 3 feet of the hole on long putts.   Use the following drill at your favorite practice putting greens. Begin by laying 3 clubs around the hole so they form a opening and they are about a club lenght away from the hole.The hole should be about way between the 2 clubs that are not touching. Start to take roughly ten practice putts from ten feet from the hole. Your goal …

Not a Lefty?

No Comments 21 Nov 8:03 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Since most of us our right-handed it is no surprise that most golf putts are missed to the left. Practicing will help prevent this. So, get on your way to one of your favorite practice putting greens and master awareness of your posture, positioning and follow-through. After you have struck each & every putt be certain that you hold the follow through for at least 6 seconds. This alone will give you time to check the following factors: 1. Is your body still in its original position? 2.  Is the putter head path still on line to its target? 3. Is the …

Under pressure

No Comments 14 Nov 4:48 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Practicing golf putting while under pressure and simulating comparative conditions is essential to a player’s success. You can create your own unique putting drills where you can be rewarded or punished for performance.  This might seem strange but this method has proven to work at simulating pressure on a player. For example, line up 4-6 golf balls equidistant from the hole – north, south, east, west – or in a line.  Change it up. Be creative. Set a timing (# of balls struck by # of minutes, seconds) and a number of successful putts to achieve as an appropriate goal. …

Line up 7-8

No Comments 12 Nov 9:38 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

The benefits of this putting drill are similiar to the circle drill in that it helps your tempo and rhythm but also works on your feel for distance. To begin with line up seven to eight balls in a row on your practice putting greens.  Start with the closest ball to hole and putt. Keep moving farther out until you have putted all of the balls. Your target line will be the same for each putt so the only variable is distance. As you make each putt you will begin to develop a feel for how long of stoke you need …

Reading Greens 1-2-3

No Comments 9:25 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Entire books have been written on reading golf putting greens. The following three putting tips cover the majority of the basics on green reading and will give you a great jump start on sinking more putts on your practice putting greens. Step 1: Is the putt is uphill or downhill. Although this sounds like a no-brainer, taking your time to consider this will help with the other two steps. Uphill putts break less than downhill putts. If a putt is uphill you’d play for less break than a flat putt. Downhill putts are the opposite. You account for more break …

Circular putting

No Comments 2 Nov 9:48 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

If you have access to indoor outdoor putting greens this practice drill is easy and fun. A Special Thank you to Phil Mickelson for his Circle Putting Drill:  Using one of your favorite practice putting greens, arrange 10 golf balls in a circle around one hole, each ball placed three feet from the cup.  Most putters are just shy of 3 feet of a shaft length, so your putter is a good guide for measuring the 3 feet. Start your putting, working around each circle. After you’ve made all ten, put down 10 more golf balls in a circle. Continue the game until you’ve …

Five Easy Tips

No Comments 6 Oct 8:33 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Five easy tips to use while putting at your favorite practice putting greens. 1. Think positively, relax. Take the pressure off yourself. The world will not come to and end if you miss a putt. 2. Lighten your grip. Tension and tight muscles limit your ability to feel the stroke. You are less likely to pull or push your putt. 3. Keep your head still. Don’t look up to see if the ball went in.  Keep your focus on the back of the ball. Never look up until after you’ve struck the ball and have finished your follow through. 4. …

3 Elements to help

No Comments 21 Sep 9:54 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

3 basic elements for your practice putting greens On the practice green, focus on three elements: 1. A square club-face at impact, turning those dreaded 6- to 8-footers into a strength and developing your lag putting skills (eliminating the other nightmare, three putting). 2. Flat Stroke –  Use the tee-coin drill to work on ensuring the face of your putter stays square to the target line. Pick a target and make a straight-line lead to the target by placing a coin between the ball and your target. Directly on the same line, place a tee in the ground 12 to 15 inches behind the …