A Putting Drill Using Old VHS Tapes Can Help You Make Short Putts
Do you have any VHS cassettes lying around your house? If so, you have a great tool for improving your putting. Specifically putts inside of 10 feet. I know you may have to dig deep to find them, but trust me, go dust them off and I will show you a drill that will help lower your scores in a hurry.
Are you trying to lower your scores? If so, you will need to make more putts, plain and simple. You can’t lower your scores by having 3 putts, missing the putt on an up and down, or not converting a great birdie opportunity.
Many players who struggle with making short putts suffer from a poor putter path. Putts that are less than ten feet should be struck with a putting stroke that is straight back and straight through. For more information on how to strike putts with this type of stroke please click here to visit our putting stroke lesson. However, many players strike their balls with a putting stroke that cuts across the ball. That type of stroke makes it harder to start the ball on line towards the hole.
This drill is designed to help you develop a consistent putting stroke that goes straight back on the back swing and straight through on the follow through. This is the best way to get the ball started on line. Since we are working on shorts putts, distance control is not as big an issue. Most short putts that are missed are because of poor aim or a ball hit off line. Pace is typically not the issue.
Please use the following putting drill to make your path straight to hit your putts on line and lower your scores.
I hope you like this putting drill and find it effective in practicing short putts. By grooving this path between the cassettes you should develop a consistent move back and through the ball that will give you the best opportunity to start your ball on line and make more short putts.
If you would like to learn more about putting and how to lower your scores by holing out more often, please click here to see the entire Putting Lesson Series.
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