Golf Putting Practice Drills To Help You Improve Your Skills

Everyone loves to practice driving the golf ball, but very few players spend equal time on their short game. If putting is one of the more neglected aspects of your game, you can start with the drills below to make rapid improvements.

Backside Against the Wall Drill

Requirements: Putter, A Wall

Goal: Keep your lower body still

This drill can be done anywhere. All you have to do is place your backside against a wall while you make your putting stroke. This drill will prevent your lower body from moving during your stroke. Swaying or rotating your body in any direction is going to cause inconsistencies and lead to fewer putts made.

The best part about this drill is that you get to focus on your putting stroke and not worry about the result of your putt.

Clock Drill

Requirements: 12 golf tees, 3 golf balls, your putter, a positive attitude

Goal: Make more short putts

In order to perform this drill, you’ll need to find yourself an open golf hole at the practice putting green. Start on one side of the hole and place a tee in the ground at 3 feet, 6 feet and 9 feet in a straight line. Move to the exact opposite side and repeat. Then, proceed to place the golf tees on a line perpendicular to the one you just created. You should now have an X pattern around your golf hole.

Start from whichever 3-foot position you like and attempt to make the 3, 6 and 9 foot putts from the same side. When you make all three, rotate to the next side. If you miss a putt at any time, you have to start from the beginning.

This drill may take some time and make you frustrated. However, you’ll feel accomplished when you complete it and you’ll see the difference the next time you’re on the course.

Ladder Drill

Requirements: 5 golf tees, 4 golf balls, your putter, 40 feet of putting green

Goal: Get a better feel for distance

Place each of the 5 tees 10 feet apart in a straight line. Starting at one end, putt from the first tee towards the 10ft tee. Then, putt the second ball towards the 20ft tee and so on. You should attempt to get each ball to finish as close to the appropriate tee as possible. Retrieve the golf balls and move forward to the next tee to hit a 10, 20, and 30-foot putt. Continue until you reach the tee at the other end. Then turn around and putt towards the tees the opposite direction.

Copyright © 2017