Putting

  • Get rid of your anxiety over short putts

    21 September 2017

    Stop, lock and listen: Learn two ways to thwart anxiety on your second putt On short putts, anxiety often causes us to follow the roll of the ball with our eyes. In itself that's OK, but the problem here is that eye movement can lead to head movement, which tends to mean shoulder movement. Before you know it, you've yanked the...

  • Why accelerating works better than a pendulum

    07 September 2017

    Get off the clock: In this tip, learn why accelerating works better than a pendulum "Swing the putter like a pendulum" is one of those ageless pieces of advice we'd do better to ignore. While the concept of the pure swing of the pendulum is a seductive one, it rarely translates into improved putting performance. For one thing, unless you're a machine, it...

  • Putting tips from the Pro's

    27 June 2017

    "Walk the line of your putt and get a feel for the green" Do you struggle with putting? Some of the best players on the planet – DJ, Matsuyama, Spieth and Day – can all roll their golf ball pretty well... This is their best advice for you. Dustin Johnson  “Like with the full swing, rhythm is very important, and a longer, slower...

  • The pendulum drill

    24 February 2017

    Struggle on the greens? In this video Today's Golfer PGA Coach Adrian Fryer teaches you how to get a consistent putting stroke with the pendulum drill. Watch the video and become a better putter!...

  • Cluster Drill

    23 March 2016

    In this instruction video, TG coach Jonathan Wallett explains a simple drill to help your distance control on the greens.

  • Build a solid base

    05 November 2015

    Build a solid base   Fault: Your stroke breaks down when trying to hole important putts from inside six feet. Fix: From a pro trying to seal a Major to an amateur trying to win a few quid from their mates, we all get nervous when holing out. The most common error I see in this situation is watching the ball the moment...

  • Five drills for better putting with Ken Brown

    14 September 2015

    1. Two-putt drill I've used this all-round practice routine since I was a lad. You need three balls of the same type, preferably new ones. Set up eight starting points, evenly spaced around the perimeter of the green, and mark each with a tee. Hit three balls from each spot, trying to complete the eight ‘hole’ course in as few putts as possible.

  • Sharpen your short putting

    25 August 2015

    As a rule, golfers are far more effective putting for par than birdie. We tend to hole our share of six-footers to save par, but similar birdie putts don't drop. This is often because a par save is more familiar to us, so feels more routine and achievable; a birdie represents a rare opportunity to gain ground, so feels more...

  • Putting essentials

    20 August 2015

    Practice for most amateurs is hitting a basket of balls at the range once a week, going through your irons and woods before heading home after an hour of mixed results. Putting practice is either neglected completely or amounts to rolling a handful of balls 15 minutes before your tee time. This is completely the wrong approach. Working on and maintaining...

  • Guessing game drill

    05 August 2015

    In this instruction video, TG coach Jonathan Wallett gives you a tip on how you can easily tune into the speed of the greens before your round.

  • Squaring the putter face

    05 August 2015

    In this instruction video, TG coach Jonathan Wallett shows you a simple way to practice your clubface alignment on the greens.

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