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Why do caged birds sing?

No Comments 27 Dec 9:29 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

I think they sing because they have to do something to mark their time … but we digress …  Following is a putting drill often called “The Cage”: It’s Difficulty is considerate moderate and it only requires one player (but more are always an option). It involves at least 3 successive putts (per player) at a distance of at least 12 feet. First, be advised to check the speed of the practice putting green in order to match up to an appropriate backswing. Set up a ‘cage’ with some blocks (…Books will work). Aim to putt inside the cage without hitting it. Vary the …

BiMoto Style vs Gangnam Style

No Comments 22 Dec 2:02 pm Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Being of the unconventional type myself,  I found the article on the “Bi-Moto” approach to perfecting your putting technique very interesting. Thinking outside the box – which I always appreciate – often proves to be enlightening. The Bi-Moto method is especially great for golf beginners because ….. “it is designed especially as a life-saver for all new players to use with confidence”. For more information, read:   http://www.motodom.com/BiMoto_tips.html While you’re considering this approach also take a look at some backyard putting green kits. For some different fun watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 Here’s an excerpt from BiMoto tips : The trick … is to use a little momentum from …

Happy Gilmore: Basic Instinct

No Comments 15 Dec 9:07 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

There a lot of professionals (of a wide variety of interests and professions) who have been “over taught“.  Maybe you know one or two? Consider Golfers for example:  In an effort to keep their back elbow close to their body  (to create extension and) to hit the ball from the inside, these over taught individuals position the club too far into the inside on their backswing. This position is distorted and a very difficult  one to recover a good follow through.  This causes  a number of unnecessary compensations. Luckily:  The solution is straightforward, instinctual and intuitive.  Keep those toes straight in line with the ball and its …

Are you sure to make a solid contact?

No Comments 14 Dec 11:01 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

What can be done to improve hitting the golf ball with a solid follow-through?  For one thing, some intelligent insight combined with practice. See some of our top quality options in backyard putting green kits.  How you make contact with the golf ball is key to your success at scoring. Most missed putts are caused by too-slow of a tempo, coupled with hesitation at impact, complicated by a too short followthrough. All of this can result in off-center hits, improper face angle and twisting of the putter head. If you have a standard heel-toe putter, you’re lucky.  To improve tempo and …

The Cage

No Comments 11 Sep 11:07 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

This is a golf putting drill sometimes called “The Cage”: Difficulty:  moderate Players: 1 or more  Shots: 3 successive putts each Distance: 12+ feet Determine the speed of your practice putting green and match it with an appropriate backswing. Set up a ‘cage’ against a wall with some books. Putt the ball inside the cage without hitting the wall or books. Vary the size when you can putt 8 out of 10 into the “cage.” 1 point for each ball in the cage, but only the closest balls to the wall win points! Play to five. This drill continues to increase your …

Dr. T. must have used this drill with Helen, right?

No Comments 5 Sep 8:17 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Learn at home in your backyard or on your local golf putting greens Develop muscle memory for putting speed on different practice putting greens & distances. Before every practice putting green drill, repeat these  steps: 1. Assess the current golf green surface speed then select a distance to practice 2. Determine best backswing length to use for the distance and green speed 3. Begin your putt using this backswing length 4. Add or remove length to your backswing until you find the length that matches your putting style. 5. Fully extend the GSR for proper alignment of your putt and to …

Practice drill for off-season and at home

No Comments 28 Aug 9:29 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Fall fades to winter fast so as we transition into the midwest and east coast reality of honest to God weather, and waiting to play golf again next spring, there’s a real opportunity (especially for those of you who live in the colder climates, plus those of you who get home from work too late to get out to the course for practice), to practice on your putting stroke in the comfort of a your home putting green. A lot of golfers do not  want to make a change to their putting stroke during golf  season in case it ruins …

The Perfect Putting Formula?

No Comments 22 Aug 10:58 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Nearly every hole played ends with putting the ball into the hole. Professionals, beginners, and all in-between use their putter more during a round of golf (>40% of your total strokes!) than any other club in their bag. Yet, one of the most difficult things about improving your short game is that practice does not always yield consistent results. You have to practice the right technique using the right drills if you want to see real improvements in your short game. The putting stroke is the simplest way for you to strike the golf ball.  While similar to chipping,the putting stroke …

Happy Gilmore wasn’t over taught

No Comments 17 Aug 8:54 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Unfortunately there are a lot of golfers out there who have in fact been “over taught“. In an effort to keep their back elbow close to their body in order to create extension and to hit the ball from the inside, they take the club way too far into the inside on their backswing. This (distorted) position is very difficult to recover from. This causes  numerous compensations to recover from this move. The solution is straightforward.  Keep your toes straight in line with the ball and its target, stay calm, strong and steady, then strike the ball making for a quick firm contact.  You’ll be surprised …

Solid Contact

No Comments 16 Aug 10:43 am Author: Richard Category:Best Outdoor, Golf Greens

Are you making sure that you make a solid contact?     Not many golfers really consider the finer points of putting. For one thing, how you make contact with the ball greatly affects your success at scoring. Most missed putts are the result of a too-slow tempo, coupled with hesitation at impact then complicated by a too short followthrough. This results in off-center hits, improper face angle and twisting of the putterhead. So, what can be done to improve hitting the ball solidly? If you have a standard heel-toe putter, you’re in luck.  To improve tempo and contact with …