We all know that confidence plays a large role in your golf game, and it’s on the putting green more than anywhere else that confidence can make or break your score.
Here’s a quick example that I’m sure is familiar to you. You’ve made it onto the green in regulation and you are sitting with a simple 4 foot putt for birdie. If your confidence is high this putt is no problem. However you three putted the last hole.
Making this 4 footer for birdie will erase that last bogie, but your confidence is low and you miss the putt.
There is a high degree of skill involved in putting, but we all know that confidence is a key ingredient in eliminating three putts and sinking those 6 footers. That’s why you need a putting drill that not only sharpens your fine motor skills, but also your confidence.
I use this drill all the time. It is the best putting drill I’ve come across over the years. The secret is that after sinking the 2 foot putt, the 3 foot putt, and the 4 foot putt you confidence is so high that you will often sink the 5 and 6 foot putts no problem.
This is huge positive reinforcement and will build your confidence, knowing that you have a real chance at sinking 6 footers and that anything inside 4 feet will be a “gimme.”
Like Darrell says in the video you should practice this from many angles. Using this drill on breaking putts will sharpen the way you read how greens break and teach you how the distance and speed of the ball affects the amount of correction you need.
I can go on and on about how great this drill is but I’ll spare you. Just go out and try it (be careful it’s also quite addictive).
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For Better Golf,
Head Golf Nut, OHP Golf