What to do:
Grab 5 balls and your putter. Pick a putt and drop one ball down 3 feet away from the edge of the hole. Drop the next ball down about 4 feet away from the hole, staying on the line of the original putt. Drop a third ball down at 5 feet… you should now begin to see the balls form a line in ‘single file’ fashion. Repeat at 6 and 7 feet. Once you’ve arranged each ball along a line directed at the hole, start at the 3-footer and knock it in. Step back and make the 4-footer. Repeat until you’ve made all 5 putts in the line in a row. If you miss, arrange the balls back into the original line and start over.
Try this first on a straight putt and then move on to a putt with more break. If you do choose a putt with break, make sure the line follows the break directly toward the hole. For example, if the putt you choose breaks from right-to-left, the line should arc out to the right back to the center. The balls should be placed along this break line.
How I did:
When I do this drill I will complete this drill on all four sides of the hole. This mixes up the speed at which I must hit the putt and also the type of break I must play. Once I’ve finished say, the ‘straight’ putt I do not return to it, even if I move on to the next line and miss. I only start over at the line I’m currently on.
This is a great game for seeing you’re the line of your putt more clearly. After completing this drill you’ll have a greater feel for both the speed of a short putt and how that speed corresponds to line. It’s great for confidence because you’ll fill the cup with 5 putts in a row.