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Fixing my putting in 3 days - possible?

post #1 of 6
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So my putting is terrible. It never used to be, but it is now.

 

I average just over 33 putts a round and I usually shoot in the low 80's - so it's kinda holding me back from breaking through into the 70's sometimes.

 

ie. I shot an 83 on the weekend with 36 putts.

 

I have a tournament this weekend on one of Alberta's toughest courses ( The Black Bull )  http://www.blackbullgolf.com/

 

I am hitting a decent amount of fairways now ( average 10 ) and greens are O.K and my misses aren't bad anymore - but I really need to get my putter going if I want to score well

 

I need some ideas. My biggest issue is speed. I can hit my lines - but can not get my speed.

 

All tips welcome!

post #2 of 6

Go to a putting green and start practicing.

 

My favorite method is what I was told is called around the world.

 

Set up 5-6 golf balls 3" from the hole and putt each one into the hole, your goal is to get all 6 in without missing.  Once you accomplish this move to 6" and do the same thing.  If you can master that move to 9".  This helped me out a ton a few years ago and I personally want to get back to doing this drill.  It should help you knock a few of those strokes off your game in the coming days.  Good luck

post #3 of 6

Try this...(right hander)make sure you have pressure on the tip of your left thumb when you grip your putter. Nothing extreme or uncomfortable, just make sure the tip of your left thumb has pressure on top or slightly to the right of the grip, depending on how you grip the putter.

 

What this does is it prevents your left hand/wrist from breaking down during the stroke.  

 

Edit: Sorry, i thought your post said i can't hit my lines.

post #4 of 6

Try to even out the swing, make the backswing equal to or a bit longer than the follow through, make sure the pace is the same back and through. 

 

Also make sure your hitting slighly up on the ball. The way i do this is, i will take my stance, and swing my putter, and try to brush the grass, when i hear it hit the grass, i place the ball about 0.5-1" infront of that spot. When i set up to the ball to putt, i put my club at the low spot. This has helped me dial in my set up and hitting on the upstroke, with out manipulating the putter stroke, like lifting up the hands. 

post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by Motown88 View Post

Go to a putting green and start practicing.

 

My favorite method is what I was told is called around the world.

 

Set up 5-6 golf balls 3" from the hole and putt each one into the hole, your goal is to get all 6 in without missing.  Once you accomplish this move to 6" and do the same thing.  If you can master that move to 9".  This helped me out a ton a few years ago and I personally want to get back to doing this drill.  It should help you knock a few of those strokes off your game in the coming days.  Good luck

Great drill, but I doubt OP has trouble hitting 3"-9" putts... I'm sure you mean 3', 6', 9'

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Originally Posted by dukoefism View Post

Great drill, but I doubt OP has trouble hitting 3"-9" putts... I'm sure you mean 3', 6', 9'

Yes I do...it made sense in my head!!!  Thanks for the correction

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