Learning to succeed
Every person who has ever played the
game has missed a crucial short putt. We
see it on video tape replays all the
time from big tournaments like the Ryder
Cup. Teaching yourself to be in the
right frame of mind will minimize that
happening to you.
Wandering around aimlessly putting on
the putting green is also the worst way
to practice. Every practice session has
to have a purpose and putting practice
is no different. Here are a few tips to
get you started.
1) Track all your putts for the next
rounds you play. Where are your
2) Practice putts constantly from 5 to 8
feet. These are the "money" putts that
really lower your score. Play the
drawback games made famous by Dave Pelz
to sharpen your short putts.
3) During practice and during the round
never think what a putt is for. Never.
Think only about making a good stroke as
if you were being video taped for a
Here are some good drills:
Drawback and safety drawback
Five-in-a-row from 5 feet or 7 feet
3 from 3,3 from 6, 3 from 9-miss and you
50 in a row from 3 feet.
Have a good practice!
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