The best putter each week wins the tournament. With the proper techniques, everyone can develop into a solid putter. The following putting drills are designed to improve your ability to hole the ball on the green.
Make the short putts. Nothing is more frustrating than hitting a great drive, placing the approach shot on the green and missing a two-foot par putt and walking away with bogey.
The clock drill reinforces consistency and focuses on shorter putts.
Begin by placing three balls in a line at three, six, and nine feet from the hole similar to the twelve, three, six and nine position on a clock. The goal is to make all twelve in a row. If you miss any putt, then go back to the beginning and start over.
Give yourself the opportunity to make short putts inside 5 feet from the hole. Percentages that you’ll make a putt dramatically decrease the farther away you are from the hole.
The ladder drill begins by hitting a putt to the first tee, which is 10 feet away. From the first tee, hit a 30-foot putt, followed by 20-foot putt followed by a 10-foot putt to the final tee. If the first putts were all uphill, you are now faced with a series of difficult downhill putts.
Use the path drill to keep your putter moving straight back and straight through.
Many amateurs push or pull the putt offline. The following drill will help develop a consistent path. If the putter hits any of the clubs you are not swinging the putter down the target line.