Practicing Putting Fundamentals

Overview of Golf Putting Drills



Purpose: The main objective in practicing golf putting drills is to develop a smooth repeatable putting stroke and to improve your accuracy and control distance. All professional have their own favorite golf putting drills that they practice with a religiously. Whether your a scratch golfer or trying to break a hundred, the Quickest way to Lower your Score is to Improve on your Putting Game. 

For golf putting drills to be effective they need to have purpose. Each putting drill that we will cover has been design to help you work on a different aspect of your game, such as improving your putting stroke fundamentals or controlling distance. Where ever you begin, start first on deciding which aspect of your putting game you want  to improve.
Putting Drills to Improve Your Fundamentals
We highly recommend you set up a schedule to practice these golf putting drills in order to make the time you do devote to it to be as productive as possible. Also, when you do go golfing, plan on getting there a least fifteen to twenty minutes early so you will have to spend on the practice green. This will be time well spent and well help you get your feel and rhythm on track. In time both your confidence and score will greatly improve.
Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common. They're two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens, and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn't be any cups, just flag sticks. And then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.
 - Ben Hogan

Hitting a golf ball and putting have nothing in common. They're two different games. You work all your life to perfect a repeating swing that will get you to the greens, and then you have to try to do something that is totally unrelated. There shouldn't be any cups, just flag sticks. And then the man who hit the most fairways and greens and got closest to the pins would be the tournament winner.
 - Ben Hogan
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TYPES OF DRILLS:  The outlined below explain which areas of putting they benefit the most in order to help you improve on different areas of your putting game. Many are quite simply but very effective.

Warm Up Drills: The Circle and All in Row Long Putt Drills well help you quickly establish your feel and rhythm. Also, by starting out making a lot of short putts you will improve your confidence level before a match.

Tunnel Drill
Distance Control Drills: The best way to control your distance is to practice on the various lengths of your back stroke and follow through. Developing a good feel for how much speed is applied for different lengths of your putting stroke is critical.

Consistency Drill: The Cage Drill is an excellent exercise for being able to become consistent with your putting stroke but also helps with your distance control. 

Accuracy Drills: The Tunnel and Gate Drill are exercises for helping you practice on becoming more accurate in your putting game. In addition these drills well help you work on eye alignment and keeping the putter head square to the target line.

Wrist Control Drills: The main benefit of these drills are to help reduce your wrist action. The less the wrists flex during your stoke the more square the putter head well be at impact. The Two Ball Drill and the Parallel Club Drill will help you practice in hitting the ball square.

Eyes Closed: Many of the golf putting drills should also be practiced with your eyes closed. The goal here is to be able to vision the putt in your mind and your feel and rhythm will significantly improve.

FUNDAMENTALS: Before starting your golf putting drills it is good to double check your putting fundamentals to be sure they are sound. Although many pro golfers do have different putting strokes and styles, there are certain basics that many incorporate in there game. If you would like more detail on basic putting fundamentals visit Golf Putting Lessons and Tips.com where you will find in depth lessons on all aspects of putting. Also, set your self up a structured putting practice routine where you write out how much time you are going to devote, the areas you well cover and the goals you wish to accomplish.
I've heard people say putting is 50 percent technique and 50 percent mental. I really believe it is 50 percent technique and 90 percent positive thinking, see, but that adds up to 140 percent, which is why nobody is 100 percent sure how to putt.
 - Chi Chi Rodriguez

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