Internet Cowboy, Turbo Accelerator, tOSU Denier
- Apr 7, 2001
I didn't see a response to this but I knocked 6 strokes off of my putting last year doing the following:Aside from a round while on vacation I haven't played since the end of November. My low round was an 83 last year and I had a bunch of 87/88/89's. I'd really like to break 80 this year and I think my best way there is to really work on my putting.
Does anyone have any particular putting drills that they'd recommend? I have a putting green 10 minutes from my house that I could go to every day for 20 minutes and I'm committed to putting the work in.
- I changed my grip and "what each arm is doing" for putting. There are a lot of videos on this. I go middle finger and index down the barrel with the left arm providing 90% of the tempo, but find what works for you. The best putter I have ever played with by far had his right hand on the metal, so there are many approaches.
- I started using a putting mirror to improve my alignment and eye positioning. I did 25 putts a night in my bedroom with this. After a while you feel like it is a waste of time but if you track how many putts you do per round and the number goes up, usually I find my problem right here.
- Phil Mickelson has an amazing series of videos on youtube about short game play and putting in particular. He has a series of pre-round drills he does and I now do them before every round. If you need to really practice properly, turn to a guy who is rich as all get out who regularly takes putts that if missed, might lead to him living in a condo in Rancho Cucomonga (or killed).
- Make a practice of marking and cleaning your ball. I was lame about this, because alot of the rounds I play are played quickly. When I don't do this, I putt worse.