In the last blog post I discussed the aiming component of your Putting System to improve the accuracy of your putts. In this post about your Putting System, I will be discussing how to practice in order to improve your distance control which will help you make more putts.
One of the keys to improving your distance control is to practice on the same putting surface each session. The reason for using the same putting surface each time is because the speed will be approximately the same each time you practice.
What you will need to practice:
3 balls, 4 ball markers and your putter. If you are practicing at home on carpet consider getting a garbage disposal gasket which can serve as your hole.
The set up:
Start at the hole then step off 1 pace from the hole and place a marker at that point, then do the same at 3 paces, 5 paces, and 7 paces from the hole. Using your own length of stride will give you a consistent system of measurement to use when setting up your drill and ultimately when determining the length of your putt on the course.
Start by putting at a distance of 1 pace. Practice putting at this distance until you can determine what length of swing is needed to consistently produce a 1 pace putt. Next move back to the 3 pace distance and repeat the drill until you can produce a consistent 3 pace putt. Once you have accomplished the 3 pace putt repeat the process at 5 and 7 paces. This drill should be a part of every practice session.
To the course:
Since different courses have different speed greens it is important that on the days you play always use the practice putting green before your round. When you get to the practice green step off 1, 3, 5, and 7 pace putts and rolls some putts. By using this System you will be able to quickly determine the speed of the greens you will be playing that day. Once on the course get into the habit of pacing off your putts which will automatically allow you to systematically determine what you will need to do to sink that putt.
By having a Putting System you will become a better and more confident putter allowing you to sink more putts and shoot lower scores.
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