How to HOLE MORE PUTTS and improve your distance control

PGA pro Danny Maude takes a closer look at improving your putting technique...

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Wed, 12 Aug 2020

Not holing enough putts, or feel like you are leaving your ball well short on longer putts? Learn some of PGA pro Danny Maude's best putting tips and drills to improve your technique, distance control and confidence in the video below.

The best putters in the world such as Rickie Fowler, Tiger Woods and Brad Faxon always keep putting simple, and you must do this too. In this golf lesson, you will learn some simple putting tips that you can apply immediately to improve on both short and long putts...

DANNY'S KEY TIPS FOR A MORE CONSISTENT PUTTING STROKE

1) Posture. Get the ball a little ahead of centre. We want two things to be kept still - our legs and our head. In between that, your arms need to be relaxed and flowing. Bryson DeChambeau might disagree with his arm-lock putting method, but you don't want to feel too stiff with your arms. Get your eyes directly over the ball. Swing the arms back and through. 

2) Now let's enhance this motion by standing on a couple of balance cushions. This will give you an idea of where your weight is positioned. It gives great feedback in order to keep your legs dead still during the stroke. Now after trying this a few times, remove the balance cushions and take a putt. 

3) I would also recommend you use a putting mirror to help you see where your eyes are relative to the golf ball. If your head moves around, you then have immediate feedback. 

4) Another great drill is to use a couple of tee pegs, which really helps the concentration. Put tee pegs either side of your putter and I want you to swing your putter head through the tee pegs. This classic tee peg drill will ensure you are taking the putter back and through. Tiger Woods uses this drill all the time before he enters a PGA Tour event. 

5) Once you have got the flow and stability, I want you to work on your line. I want you to put two tee pegs a a foot and a half in front of your ball. I want you to imagine a line going towards the hole, and I want you to hit your ball a foot and half through the gate. Pick your spot and practice hitting it through the gate. 

6) Now for a great exercise to improve your distance control and improve your feel on the greens. I want you to develop your feel on a 20-foot putt before you next go onto the golf course. Get yourself in position and take a putt, but before you take a peek to see where the ball has gone, I want you to guess where the ball has gone. Justin Rose loves to use this drill in practice. It develops feel through your senses and will really help your distance control. 

7) Let's now take a closer look at your green-reading technique. I want you to develop a nice 1-2-3 routine. Take some practice strokes but picture the ball going in the cup. You need to have a routine for your putting. Watch the clip from 11 mins to see Danny's favourite routine. 

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