Quick Tip: Towel
If you’ve got your Club Championship coming up and want to really kill it on the greens, do yourself (and the greenstaff) a favour:
try standing on a towel. It’ll help with your balance and stop excess wear on the greens!
Quick Tip: Double Gate
Want some double-trouble action? Try the Tiger tee gate drill at the ball, along with another set of tee gates halfway to the target.
It keeps your stroke on plane, ensures you’re hitting your lines and can be done on straight or breaking putts!
Quick tip: Bounce
Ever get tight over the short ones? Try Steve Stricker’s (see: best putter EVER and Tiger’s personal putting advisor) move. To release tension in the hands and arms, try bouncing the putter just before your stoke to loosen things up and have a smooth, fluid move through the ball.
Quick Tip: Ruler
Need some practice the night before? Try the this one. Set the ball on the end of a ruler and putt the ball along it to your target. If the ball stays on the ruler, you’ve got the ball started on line and the rest is all about pace.
Quick Tip: Between two Balls
Putting not so hot over the weekend? Give this one a go: The two outside balls act as a gate, ensuring your putter stays on line for a solid strike. Master this and you’ll be back to your putting best (even better?) in no time.
Quick Tip: Two Ball putting
Struggling with ball speed from dead hits or starting line?
Try out the two-ball drill to get things rolling right. Get both balls travelling on line and at the same pace for a square face through impact -- THAT is a big part of making putts.
Quick Tip: Coin
Roll it smoooth(er). Avoid hitting the coin and stroke up just a little to get that ball hugging the ground quicker, and sticking to its line better. Easy.
QUICK TIP: SCOREBOARD
The ‘Scoreboard’ Drill.Take the fewest number of attempts to get a ‘Perfect Putt’ at every marker…then try and beat it!
QUICK TIP: LINE DRILL
Stroke getting wavey/wafty/woeful? Tighten up and practice with the putter head either:
1. Over the line
2. Outside the line
3. In-between the lines
4. Inside the line
And see which one of these works best for you!