We golfers are naturally impatient and want to improve our golf games fast…which is why I imagine you’re reading this article. So in this article I’m going to give you the fastest way that I know of to improve your golf game.
The average golfer shoots around 100 and in that score they would probably have about 7-8 three putt greens. So if the average golfer could eliminate all the 3 putts from their scores then they’d take 7-8 shots off their scores over night.
So how would you go about stopping 3 putting?
Pretty simple really. Through research it has been found that golfers who are better putters are so because they get their long putts consistently much closer to the hole than golfers who do not have such good putting games.
Now this has more to do with weight than line, so you should practice long putts and practice hitting them the correct weight. A great way to practice hitting your putts the correct weight is to get about 10 golf balls and place them about 40 feet away from the edge of the fringe of a putting green.
Once you’ve got those 10 golf balls setup, then simply putt each golf ball to the edge of the green, trying to get the ball as close as possible to the fringe without the ball going off the green.
This is a great drill because it takes the hole out of the equation and helps you to just focus on hitting putts with the correct weight.
When you get good at doing this drill you can make it harder and more effective by doing the same drill with your eyes closed. Then after you’ve hit each putt, still keeping your eyes closed, guess how close the ball has come to the target (i.e. the fringe). Once you think the ball has stopped rolling then open your eyes to see how close you were to your guess.
This is a good putting drill that you should practice often to improve your long putts distance control. Then you watch, the more you improve your long putting the lower you’ll score. Improving your putting is the fastest way to improve your golf game without a doubt. Put it to the test and see for yourself.