Putting

Get the most out of your putting with the "Putt in the Box" drill, as demonstrated by PGA Professional Joe Plecker.

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Line it Up!
Many amateurs have difficulty aligning their putter face properly to their intended line.  Improper face alignment guarantees they will need to manipulate the putter face to get the ball traveling on the proper line.  To correct this problem, pay close attention to the telecast of to
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Putting is as Simple as 1-2-3-4
To keep your mind quiet while you putt and to maintain a smooth and even tempo try this 4 count tip. Once you have set up to the ball, the last thing you should do is give a focused look of visualizing the ball going in the hole. Count to yourself 1.
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One Hand in Charge
Don't just leave the putter face down there to fend for itself. I want you to put your right hand in charge.  Picture your right hand as the equivalent of your putter face.
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Around The World Putting Drill
How many times have you missed a three foot putt?  Here is a drill to make three footers automatic.  Start with eight balls surrounding a hole from a distance of one club length.  Start with the straightest putt.  Knock it in, and move around the circle.  Try to make a
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Practice Range Imagery
Instead of just beating balls on the range, try to play a round of golf on your home course at the range, the evening before the actual round.  Stay at the range and hit your shot imagining the first fairway, approximate your drive and hit an iron to the green.  If you miss, either c
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One-Handed Putting
No matter how well you strike the ball from tee to green, your score won't reflect your shot making skills unless you can make putts.  When playing a new course, the greens are unfamiliar.  They may be faster, firmer, flatter, hillier, slower or have more grain.  To get the
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Speed Putt
To get the ball close on long putts, speed is likely more important than direction. Develop a good vision of speed control and in your practice time work on long putts so you have the feel.
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In The Bucket Drill
Are you three putting greens because of poor lag putts?  If so, I have the perfect drill to improve you pace on long putts and get a better understanding of the speed of the greens.  To begin, set up a semi-circle of tees one club length behind a hole.  This forms the "buck
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Putting: Improve Your Distance Control by Looking at the Hole
When you toss a ball how do you know how far to throw it?  Your eyes are telling your body how far because they are looking towards your target as you are throwing. The same holds true in putting for great distance control.
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The Five "P's of Putting"
What club do you use the most during a round of golf?  The answer is your putter.  Focus on your fundamentals to improve your "P's of Putting".  Master this list and you will be well on your way to a better stroke and lower scores.
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