Putting Mat
Dave Pelz

Let’s talk about preparing for playing your best and I know you can do it.

One of the things I want you to do over and over again is putt your short putts well. Short putts are the single most important shoot in golf and half (50%) of all putts are hit within 3 feet of the hole.

So I want you to practice those three foot putts using the 3 foot putt drill. You want to place 10 golf balls around the hole three feet away from the hole.

Then all I want you to do is putt around, around, and around the hole until you can make 10 putts in a row. If you miss one of the putts you want to start over again until you make 10 putts in a row. Some of the pros like Phil Mickelson use this drill and putts until he makes 100 in a row. But your goal is to only make 10 in a row.

While performing this drill make a point of determining why you missed the putts and teach yourself how to correct your missed putts. I bet when you analyze the misses that most misses are centered around miss hitting the ball or you aimed the putt wrong.  So I want you to practice these three foot putts concentrating on aiming the putt correctly and striking the ball with enough force to allow the ball to roll into the hole for each of the 10 golf balls.

You can also practice three foot putts with an indoor putting mat.


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