Tip Tuesday: Three Drills to Help You Master Putting

When it comes to the game of golf, putting the ball is one skill that almost everyone can do. It is a simple movement of bringing your hands back slowly and then forward. This is especially the case when compared to any other type of golf swing. There is a large difference though between those who have mastered the art of putting and those who haven’t. Most of the time it is the difference between a win and a loss at a tournament.

In this article, we are going to look at three practice drills for putts that have been proven to work by some of the best golfers in the world.

Putting Through Tees

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The first drill we are going to look at is a simple one, but the effects can help you drain those long putts with ease. It just requires four tees, a couple of golf balls, and your putter. You start by placing two of the tees down, one at the heel and one at the toe of the putter flipped upside-down so you don’t damage the green. Then you put two tees six inches in front of that with just a bit more width than a golf ball. This is a great drill to warm up with to ensure that your putter is moving on a good path. This also helps build consistency that your ball is going on the intended line and gives you confidence every time you step up to the green.

Putting With a Wedge

Putting with a wedge might sound like a worst-case scenario for some golfers with the mistake of leaving a putter at home, but using this tactic as a drill can have some real benefits. This is one of Tiger Wood’s favorite drills as you get to practice that blading feeling which can help the ball roll end-over-end. To do this properly you need to strike the ball with the leading edge of your wedge and it makes you focus on having that consistent stroke to get the ball rolling in the same place every time.

Putting With Flag/Club Behind the Hole

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If you want to dial in your distance control this is the perfect drill for you. Place either a club or flagpole about two feet behind the hole. Then walk about twenty feet back from the hole and begin practicing your putts. The goal is to either sink the putt or leave it in the distance between the flagpole and the hole. The flagpole helps give a frame of reference of how close you want to be leaving these putts so it is an easy tap-in.

Go out and try these drills and I promise you will see an improvement in your putting game. If you want even more drills to improve your putts check out the article here.  If you want more tips on how to continue succeeding on the course, look at our other Golf Tip Tuesday blogs. Stay tuned every week for more Tip Tuesday blog content.


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