This Putting Drill Eliminates Three-Putting

You’ve got to be a good lag putter to break 80 consistently. That’s because it reduces the number of three-putts you have. This drill helps you master lag putting. We like it because it places pressure on the golfer to sink the last putt.

Drill:

This element of Practice requires a long putting area where 40-foot, 50-foot, and 60-foot putts can be practiced. The putts should be straight putts on level ground.

  1. Count off 50-feet from a hole. Drop a ball. Draw an imaginary 3-foot circle around the hole. That’s your “safe zone.”
  2. Putt three balls from the starting point to the 50-foot hole. Keep putting until you get all three 50-foot putts in a row in the safe-zone.
  3. Go back 10 feet. That’s your 60-foot hole. Putt three balls from the starting point to the 60-foot hole. Keep putting until you get all three 60-foot putts in a row in the safe zone.  If you miss the safe zone with a putt, go back to the 50-foot hole and start over.
  4. Go back 10 feet. This is your 70-foot hole. Putt three balls from the starting point to the 70-foot hole. Keep putting until you get all three putts within the safe zone. If you miss one, go back to the 50-foot hole and start over.
  5. Then on your tenth-putt, go to either the 50-foot hole or the 60-foot hole. You have one shot to get the ball within the safe zone. If you miss the shot, go back to the 50-foot hole and start all over again.

You probably won’t get 10-in-a-row on your first try at this drill.  But track your progress each time you practice. Challenge yourself to beat your previous best each time you go out.

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Trulli

Author: Jack

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