July Golf Tips

By July 7, 2021 August 31st, 2021 Golf Tips

Putting Drill

Once again this month’s golf tip focuses on putting. It’s my belief that the easiest way for amateur golfers to improve is to become better putters. If you become a better putter you can save a lot of strokes around the green and don’t have to hit the ball as close to score well. Before a round or when you’re practicing I suggest 2 different drills or “games” to help you become a better putter. The first drill is called around the world. Place 4 golf balls surrounding the hole, each ball 3- 5 feet from the hole. Each putt is from a different side of the hole, so you develop a feel for short putts which break left, right, uphill and downhill. You can do this several times to various holes from various distances. The second drill or game involves putting to every cup on the putting green. It’s very simple, start at any hole you wish then use 1 ball and putt to all the other holes on the green. Set “par” as 2 putting every hole. Once you go around the green and make par on all the holes, start over and make the putts longer and harder. Doing these drills even for just a few minutes before you play or while you practice will yield noticeable results. The more you practice putting the lower the scores you will shoot.

man putting on putting green

Once again this month’s golf tip focuses on putting. It’s my belief that the easiest way for amateur golfers to improve is to become better putters. If you become a better putter you can save a lot of strokes around the green and don’t have to hit the ball as close to score well. Before a round or when you’re practicing I suggest 2 different drills or “games” to help you become a better putter. The first drill is called around the world. Place 4 golf balls surrounding the hole, each ball 3- 5 feet from the hole. Each putt is from a different side of the hole, so you develop a feel for short putts which break left, right, uphill and downhill. You can do this several times to various holes from various distances. The second drill or game involves putting to every cup on the putting green. It’s very simple, start at any hole you wish then use 1 ball and putt to all the other holes on the green. Set “par” as 2 putting every hole. Once you go around the green and make par on all the holes, start over and make the putts longer and harder. Doing these drills even for just a few minutes before you play or while you practice will yield noticeable results. The more you practice putting the lower the scores you will shoot.

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