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Putting Drill For Sinking Short Putts

If you can sink everything from 3 feet and in, you’ll really see your scores on the golf course drop. Here’s a drill to help you with that.

Putting Drill:

    • Push a tee into the back of the hole, just above the plastic cup, so that it sticks out about an inch.

  • Firstly, this gives you a very specific visual target marker to aim for. Even if you miss that very small target, chances are the putt will still drop. On the golf course, pick a specific mark or spot on the back of the hole and aim for that on your short putts.
  • Secondly, imagine that the ball is going to nudge the tee back into the earth. This will help you to strike the ball firmly and confidently taking any break out of the equation.
  • This is a great little drill to use on the putting green before your competitive round. It builds confidence and gets you used to that feeling of being positive over short putts.

3 thoughts on “Putting Drill For Sinking Short Putts

  1. This is a sound tip ,aim at the tee ,but it’s better to die the ball in the hole than hitting it towards the back of the hole . Statistically you’ll make more putts with this method ,because you will eliminate the “lip outs “

    1. Chastel raymond, (aka Mr. I can do it better) I don’t ever recall seeing your name on the PGA Tour leader board…. a comment on the drill is fine, but nobody likes a guy who tries to one up everything.

    2. Wrong. Speed should be to die several inches past the cup, so it holds its line, and so most putts will make it to the hole, not just 50%.
      Average of all (longer) putts is 14 inches past.

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