Put Your Money....
Perfecting The Smooth Stroke
This practice idea comes to us from
John Swanson, Medfield, MA.
Congratulations, John has won a Junior
Golf Scoreboard towel !
If you're having a hard time on short
putts, or any putt and want to find a
way to practice a smoother putting
stroke, try this drill.
Place a coin on the back side of your
putter where the indentation is that
you use to pick up your golf ball. The
object of the drill is to practice
stroking putts so that the coin does
not fall off except at the end of your
Try this drill with every length putt
as it will help you on the short putts
and the long lag putts. Quite often a
player misses shorter putts because
they jerk the putter back and through
the ball when they are anxious. Keeping
the coin on the putter helps perfect a
When you are ready to challenge
yourself some more, try making 5 in a
row from 5 feet. When it's time to make
that fifth putt, the coin will tell the
Good luck !
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