All of us, at one time or another, have missed putts from 3 feet and closer. Am I correct or what? I bet that in almost every round of golf played by amateurs that we miss at least 1 putt, if not more (and I'm guessing more, at least in my case), from short distances. It drives me crazy when I reach a green in regulation and have a great chance to make a par or better and end up with a bogey or worse simply because I missed a very short putt! It almost doesn't seem fair, does it? I can shoot into the high 80's from time to time, but I oftentimes hover around 93 to 95 with my score and a good reason for that is blamed on a few errant shots of course, but I'm willing to bet that it's because I missed a few short putts as well.
|Practice putting on a yard stick|
I like this drill because it is easy to do and it can be practiced at any time. You can do it at home, on the practice green, or even at work (if you have a place to practice). All you need is a flat surface, your putter, your ball, and a yard stick. I'm going to give a try and maybe I can lower my golf score a bit more consistently by using this simple putting drill. Why don't you give it a try too!