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Clump Putts Like Patrick Cantlay to Lower Your Scores

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Great players like Patrick Cantlay have tremendous talent on the putting surface. Traveling week after week to different courses will test this skill. Whether it's a major championship or another tour stop, professionals of Patrick’s caliber need reliable drills to help them adjust and practice their lag putting.
PGA Coach Blake Jirges from the Coto de Caza Golf and Racquet Club is demonstrating a great drill players like Patrick Cantaly use when they need to develop speed control on a new set of greens. Better yet, you can try this drill right now if you’re near a putting green with just a couple items from your golf bag. All you need are five golf balls and two tees. As Blake demonstrates, place one tee one foot before the hole you select and another two feet past the hole. Try to putt all five golf balls in that zone between the two tees; in a row.
The Ocean Course has relatively flat green surfaces. Don’t be fooled thinking they are easy to manage. They lack undulation in order to remain puttable in windy conditions. Keep an eye on the practice putting green this week. Those players who use a drill like this to learn the speed and wind will be your best lag putters in the tournament. Similar to them, try Blake’s drill and you’ll be a better “two putt” player too! 
Tune into PGA Coaching Live presented by Cadillac during the PGA Championship for tips, drills and fun activities to help you play the game for life.
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Blake Jirges


Director of Player Development

Coto De Caza, CA

Blake Jirges is an award winning junior coach specialist who enjoys developing players of all ages. He is awarded as a US Kids Golf Top 50 Master Teacher in America. Blake specializes in developing programs to bring his students from one stage in their development to the next, aligning with his students goals and motivations. A native of Cypress, CA, Blake graduated from the Golf Academy of America before turning professional. Blake earned a PGA Class A Certified Teacher and Coach. He is a highly motivated modern golf coach and is trained through the American Development Model (ADM). He is committed to ongoing professional development and has earned certifications from Titleist Club Fitting, US Kids Golf and the Certified Golf Coaches Association. Blake enjoy inspiring and motivating both children and adults to learn and love the sport of golf. Students benefit from Blake’s passion, energy and enthusiasm to help them improve and shooting lower scores.
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