Week 7/8Challenege 7: Be a 2 Putt King
Description: Get great at distance control which will help reduce the number of 3 putts you take. The goal of this exercise is to see how many times you can play consecutive holes without 3 putting. Once you have a 3 putt, the game is over. Your score is the number of holes you complete in a row without a 3 putt.
Here is an example of putting efficiency that Luke Donald displayed in 2011 when he reached world number 1. Out of 1206 holes he only 3 putted 15times. That's a 3 putt every 80th hole. Holes in a row without a 3 putt - 448. Impressivest stuff.
I would suggest if you are only 3 putting once ever 36 holes, your putting well. But as you can see, a long way off from Mr Donald!? Why don't you keep a record from now on?
To improve your efficiency practice the following game:
Hit a ...
Week 6/8. Challenge 6 - In the ZoneDescription: The goal of this task is to develop better distance control on long putts. This is a vital skill in reducing the frequency of 3 putts.
All putts are played 20ft to 60ft,
Select 18 putt stations, random distances and locations. Place a tee down,
Select 3 target holes,
Place a club 3 ft behind each hole to create a zone.
Objective: Hit 6 putts to each of the 3 target holes from each of the 18 different locations. For a putt to be successful the ball finish either in the hole :-) or between the hole and the shaft of the golf club, but not touching or past. The objective is to record how many putts in a row you get into the zone.
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;
You must hole the final 15ft to complete the game.
If you Par 3 in a row, you must start the game again
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.
Week 3/8Challenge 3: String LineDescription: 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.
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.
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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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
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...
Ball Control (Fade/Draw) - Week 8/8Final 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.
Select a flag and a parameter 10 yards apart either side to represe...