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Henry Ford

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Week 5/8 - Sprial Drill  Description: This challenge is to focus on developing the ability to hole out from key 'holing out' and 'mid-range' distances of 4-15ft. Place 12 tees down in a spiral shape starting at 4ft and going all the way around to 15ft. Each putt is either for a par or birdie. The best score possible is 7 under par. Always aim for a low score to keep pushing a personal best. Constraint.  Getting to easy, then turn up the heat and add pressure to yourself, try out the following;
  1. You must hole the final 15ft to complete the game.
  2. If you Par 3 in a row, you must start the game again
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Week 4/8. Challenge 4: You vs the Tour and a World Number 1. Description: This challenge is a 50 ball game that focuses on putts of varying length. Becoming successful at these ranges will help improve your score tremulously. Your score is compared against the tour averages and Luke Donald averages when he was world number 1 in 2011. Do not hit each putt from the same place but instead create a circle around a hole when putting from each distance. Good Luck. This is one of my favourites. 
Distance  Target  Score  Score  Score 
Length of Putt No. of Putts Tour Average Luke Donald
4 8 6.8 8
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Week 3/8 Challenge 3: String Line Description: This exercise is designed to develop technique in a natural way. By hitting putts under a string-line line from 8-10feet you will be encouraged to improve your aiming abilities as well as sound stroke mechanics particularly with regard to the putters face and path. The objective of this challenge is too see how many putts you can hole without missing. If you miss, you have to start again.  Constraints: In an effort to simulate pressure experienced on the course and in competition, you must hole 10 in a row and you only get 3 attempts at this on any given day.   
Date Venue No. Holed 
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Week 2/8 How did last week? Did you manage 5 putts? Here is week 2: Challenge 2: Purpose: This Drill focuses on improving your ability to hole out well as well as hole mid-range putts. This skill is very important for making par saves and low scoring in general. Scoring: Start from 3 feet away from the hole and hole out. If successful 1 foot further away. Keep moving back 1 foot until you miss. When you miss you lose a life. You have 5 lives. On each life move to a different hole. See how far you get from the hole with 5 lives. Read More...

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Week 1 - Putting Practice  The best putters hole over 40% of mid range putts (7-15ft) How do you match up? Challenge 1  Description: The goal of this test is to improve putts from 7-15ft, which will have a big effect on your ability to score well. At this distance, over 40% is world class, high 30's is a very good level, whereas any score in the 20's is poor. Test: Put 10 tees or cones down on the green, 1 next to each hole from a distance of between 7-15ft (recommend you use a tape measure).  Make sure each putt is different. I.e downhill, left to right etc... Goal: The goal is to go around the 10 holes and hole no less than 5 out of 10 putts. Constraints: To make this test harder, you are not allowed to miss 2 putts in a row, and you are not allowed to miss the ...

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Putting Practice. Golf Coaching Rustington

A personal goal over the last few years has  to become a better putting coach. As with any area of the game we can all improve our games by practice. As you know there are different disciplines and types  of practice depending on your;
  • Personal goals and needs
  • Relevance
  • Purpose
  • Ability
  • Facilities available to you
A great way to develop your game is by learning and developing skill. This can be achieved by setting particular tasks and games for a pupil which forces them to develop skill in order to complete the task. Over the winter I did an 8 week plan to help develop skill and performance  in your Long Game. I got some great feedback and many improved their golf. For the next 8 weeks I will do a similar process, but now this time with your putting; Here are some facts to hel...

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Ball Control (Fade/Draw) - Week 8/8 Final week - Enjoy...

'Practising shaping shots develops tremendous confidence even if you don't use it' Lee Trevino

Now don't panic! You may be thinking I can't hit the ball straight consistantly, why are you asking me to draw and fade?

As with the 9 ball window challenge in week 5, the very act of trying will require you to experiment, explore and even fail; all requiments in learning. The biggest sell I can give you; if you do learn to shape the ball left and right, you will have a much better awareness of being able to hit it straight.

The Rules

  •  Select a flag and a parameter 10 yards apart either side to represe...

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    7/8 - Penultimate practice session - 'The Random Number Generator'. This is a great progression from last weeks practice game and is great for decision making and distance control. The very fact the game promotes varied practice is excellent and breaks the habit of just hitting one club at one target. Go to your App Store (Apple) or Google Play (Android) and download for free the 'The Random Number Generator' image How to Play: Generate two distance parameters, e.g 50-200 yards. The app will then select a distance for you to hit, e.g. 105 yards. Your goal is then to try and hit this yaradge. If you have access to a launch monitor or pro tracer like we have at Rustington then ...

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    This weeks game is all about distance control, learning feel and creating extreme skill in your ball flight.

    I heard this story once; Ben Hogan was once playing in a pro-am where one of his partners asked him all day what club he was using. Finally, on the eighteenth hole, a long par 3, after hitting his regulation shot, Hogan proceeded to put a ball on the green with every club in his bag. He looked at his astonished amateur partner and told him that it didn't matter what club he used, but rather what the shot had to be in order to make club selection. This just highlights the skill Ben Hogan had. Practice the following game and increase your level of skill. Wrong Club Wrong Club works best when you’re with another player but it’s not a necessity. Player 1 challenges player 2 by choosing a target or a...

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