Many people consider putting a game of its own in the world of golf.
In the end a 10 inch putt counts as much as a 300 yard monster drive.
On your scorecard are only numbers, no shots. Moreover, virtually every hole ends with having to make a putt.
You cannot practice it enough. So the following exercise will help you to aim your putts accurately quite a bit.
The golf hole has a diameter of 4.25 inches, which is approximately one inch smaller than three golf balls in a row.
Most training aids are made with exactly this size in mind. Which counter-intuitively is not necessarily the best thing to do.
Because when you have a smaller target you naturally have to be more precise.
Try the following thing. Go where you normally practice your putting.
A putting green would be ideal of course. Put down a couple of coins with different diameters and start putting away from different distances and with different ball lies.
Your goal is that your ball hits each coin directly in a way that you can hear a satisfying plink. Do this at least for fifteen minutes.
Next put your coins right behind some golf holes. The holes should appear quite big to you now that you have practiced with a considerably smaller target.
Still aim at the coins and do everything just like before. You will see your putts fall and be surprised with your putting accuracy and general putting skills.
Next time during a round just imagine that you are putting at your coins when you are on the green. Try that and see what happens.
- Putt from different distances using coins as targets.
- Place coins right behind golf holes and aim at them.