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par36golfdeercreekpar36golfdeercreek GolfForeLife22Members  363WRX Points: 0Posts: 363
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hoping to improve over winter
Okay this winter I'm dedicating myself to getting stronger and improving my game overall. one of the major weaknesses of my game has always been PUTTING. This winter so far i have been putting about 100 balls every day or so from 5 feet into a hole. Kind of like this setup http://www.iznadgolf.com/golfputtingmachine.html Anyone have any other putting drills that will hopefully help me out? Last summer i averaged around 20 putts per round scoring around a 40-42...low 40s to high 30s on a really good putting round and mid - 42 on bad putting days. Hopefully your suggested drills and my hard work can help lower handicap past 10 this summer
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  • d0nd0n Members  688WRX Points: 0Posts: 688
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    Just posted this in the Swing/Fitness/Beginner forum. It may help!
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  • PuttingDoctorPuttingDoctor The Putting Doctor Members  2119WRX Points: 1Posts: 2,119 Platinum Tees
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    Here's a thread that has a few more posts. Check it out.



    http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=216436
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  • Bomb and GougeBomb and Gouge Members  2533WRX Points: 0Posts: 2,533
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    I have an Eyeline putting mirror thing and a ball return thing. I practice putting each day.



    I start by putting w/ my left hand only. Then w/ my right hand only. Finally I putt some w/ both hands.
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  • honketyhankhonketyhank Uncle Horace Members  1593WRX Points: 2Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    I presume that 20 putts per round means 40 putts per 18 holes. Otherwise, I got no advice for you except "go pro; do not pass go, NOW".



    Go here right now and download Carey Mumford's Putting Book - it's free this month. I did two days ago and I already see results that surprise me. Your results may vary, of course.



    He posts quite a bit here as 'keygolf' and I look forward to reading his ideas and advice.
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  • SUMM1TSUMM1T Members  966WRX Points: 130Posts: 966 Golden Tee
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    Just like with anything, find something that's very repeatable. You will become comfortable and confident, which creates a snowball affect and other things will fall into place. Maybe getting a putting arc, and practicing your stroke inside without the ball, getting muscle memory. Then taking that stroke to the course, and putting to a TEE or a smaller target. Then move to the actual hole, making it seem a lot bigger.
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  • honketyhankhonketyhank Uncle Horace Members  1593WRX Points: 2Posts: 1,593 Platinum Tees
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    honketyhank wrote on Jan 12 2009, 09:01 AM:
    I presume that 20 putts per round means 40 putts per 18 holes. Otherwise, I got no advice for you except "go pro; do not pass go, NOW".




    On second thought -- if you are posting an 80 with only 20 putts, you probably have some other issues to deal with before you go pro. image/rolleyes.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':rolleyes:' />
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  • djl0657djl0657 Members  353WRX Points: 0Posts: 353
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    I can relate to what you are trying to accomplish and have been there this season also (too many putts).



    I recently had a putter fitting/lesson at a local pro shop. The pro's suggestions were not earthshattering, but got me in a better stance and I have been MUCH more consistent in my rounds since. He also recommended a heavier weight putter which was a brilliant suggestion for me.



    I am fortunate to live in an area of lower VIRGINIA where we don't get much snow and I'm retired. I go to the putting green of the local course and work on a drill much like PHIL MICKELSON does. I locate four tees about four feet from a hole (around the hole, all four putts are different) and do twenty putts, one from each of the four tees five times. I set a percentage goal and do the drill until I reach that goal (ie 75% of 20 putts or 15). I then do some lag putting, standing in an area of the green where I have three or four holes to lag to, never repeating the same hole with any of the four balls. THEN, I go back and do the twenty ball drill again. The one course has a portion of their green set up with smaller holes to hit into, MUCH smaller. There is a drill that involves making two putts from three feet, then two from four feet then two from five feet. The hole is only slightly larger then a regulation ball. After you complete that drill (which is brutal), you go to a regulation sized hole and repeat the drill; you will rarely miss the regulation hole after completing the drill on the smaller hole.



    Good luck and don't strain your lower back by practicing too much.
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  • liveagualiveagua Members  1277WRX Points: 81Posts: 1,277 Platinum Tees
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    I have been working with the "Hogan Drill" where I putt without my thumbs on the putter. It helps me release the putter. Most amateurs and pros don't release the putter head effectively. See Ernie Els if you don't believe me.
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