Monday, December 26, 2011
6-8 foot pressure putting
What to do:
Grab two balls and your putter. Pick a putt 6 to 8 feet long and, going through your full routine first, try to make the putt with both balls. Pretend your first ball is for birdie and your second is for par. So, if you make the first (for birdie) and then make the second (for par), you are 1-under. If you miss a putt and make another you are even-par, and if you miss both you are 1-over. The object of this game is to get to 3-under par. After hitting both putts and taking note of your score, move on to a different spot, changing the break and speed for the next pair of putts. The absolute best you can do is making 6 in a row, getting to 3-under without missing one putt.
How I did:
This one was a bit of a struggle for me last week. I missed 7 times, so it took me about 20 putts to get to 3-under. To be honest it's best not to get caught up in exactly how many missed putts or how long it takes to finish. Aim for 6 in a row, and if you fall short keep your focus on 3-under until you get there.
Beginner- Both putts are for birdie
Intermediate- (As prescribed)