Putting

  • Drill to improve your lag putting

    Written by Golf World on 16 May 2018

    Use this drill to improve your lag putting  Repeatable speed control is essential to hit long putts close to the hole, and the secret to that is the length of your stroke. Making the appropriate length backswing for the putt's distance gives a stroke good rhythm and acceleration. This easy drill improves your feel and also includes a scoring element, which...

  • George Coetzee: Four golden rules for putting

    05 March 2018

    Use this tip from George Coetzee to help knock shots off your score! Four time European Tour winner George Coetzee, who ranked third for putts per GIR and 1st for 25 birdies or better on his way to victory at the Tshwane Open, shares four keys he goes back to on the greens every time.  Unlike many of my colleagues on Tour,...

  • Improve your long distance putting

    28 February 2018

    Paul Waring: ‘Think ‘solid wrists’ to improve your long-range distance control’ "I often see amateurs move the putter head away from the ball quite quickly with the hands and wrists", says Waring. "That creates inconsistent clubhead speed, making it very difficult to control distance. Pros and good putters almost lock their arms against their torso and move the putter with the big muscles...

  • Improve your putting touch

    11 January 2018

    Putting Drill: Improve your putting touch with this simple drill If you can sharpen your awareness of how the power you are applying translates into how far the ball goes, you can really start to improve your putting feel. Here is a simple game that will help. Gather 10 balls – ideally the same brand and model you use in competition. Strike...

  • How can I stop missing short putts?

    11 December 2017

    Find out how to stop missing short putts with two simple drills We've all experienced the phenomenon of missing a short putt, rolling it back and tapping it in the second time. We can also knock them in one-handed when we're having a knockabout. That suggests the problem with short putts is more mental than technical. So here are two ways you...

  • Putting: Downhill Putts

    23 November 2017

    PUTTING  Enter the dead zone Learn the easy way to deal with slick downhill putts  Fault: Running fast putts past Fix: Use toe contact to kill the strike We coaches are usually big on helping you find the sweetspot of your putter. A centred strike stops the face twisting at impact and helps you deliver consistent distance control. But there’s one occasion...

  • Jordan Spieth's putting technique

    18 October 2017

    Hole the putts that matter: The 2017 Open champion is well-known for his expertise on the greens - and here's how he does it When Jordan Spieth's caddie Michael Greller was asked what made his boss such a good putter, he replied it might have something to do with the fact he spends up to 10 hours a day on the...

  • 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, Spieth and Day – can all roll their golf ball pretty well... This is their best advice for you. These tips comes from our sister magazine, Golf World. For subscriptions - click here Dustin Johnson  “Like with...

  • 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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