I have been taking some extra time to work on my putting.... stroke/contact, line, distance, etc. I have been plagued with way too many 3-putts on the card (arg).
So, about drills... I have a couple drills I do, like putting down a yardstick trying to keep the ball on the stick to the end to practice the line. And, the basic round the clock drills by the hole to work on green reading. But that’s about it. Interested to find out what drills work for others here. How much do you practice putting? What drills do you work on that have helped your putting?
I do Portland to SD every Christmas. Agreed Redding is too far from Palm Springs. Super long day to drive and play a round. Way down I'd stay in Sac and then I'd do a jaunt onto the 101. It only adds 50m of driving to angle down to San Jose from north of Sac and then take the 101 from there to Paso Robles before going back east to the 5. I'm sure there are plenty of nice courses off the 101 from Salinas to Paso Robles. One I've played that's really excellent is Hunter Ranch in Paso Robles. Sac -> Hunter Ranch -> Palm Springs would be a solid day.
If you're gonna stop twice on the way back maybe play somewhere in around LA on Friday? It's nothing to write home about, but one course you wouldn't expect to be recommended that you might consider is DeBell. I mention it because it'll be right off the freeway as you drive through Burbank. Public course. Nothing crazy special. I just think it's fun because it's up on the side of the mountain. Lots of short holes with crazy curves. If you're willing to add a little extra to the drive, Rustic Canyon and Malibu Golf course are both fun and public.