The tip I’m giving you today comes from a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for over
15 years and we met originally at Oak Tree CC. Way back then, we were both bag
Being a bag boy is a lot of fun. The pay was really horrible, but the facilities at Oak Tree
were second to none. Not only that, but we got to rub shoulders with the likes of
Bob Tway, Dr. Gil Morgan, Scott Verplank, and Willie Wood.
Our head pro was also very supportive of our efforts towards becoming PGA Pro’s, and
I will always be grateful for what he did for all of us.
Not a bad job.
Before I release the putting tip for you, I need to remind you to keep an eye on your
email box for an important surprise. I was hoping to have it ready by tomorrow, and
I might just be able to do so… I’m going to do my best, but I can’t guarantee it.
So without keeping you waiting any longer, here is the tip from “Dick”. Dick is a former
collegiate golfer and currently plays with almost a 0 handicap. This guy is the real deal.
The #1 killer for amateurs is putting speed. If you can get the speed right on all your
putts, you’ll eliminate the 3-putt and have a greater chance of making more putts.
Speed for most amateurs is MORE important than accuracy. Essentially, you want to
get your ball within an easily makeable range. Get the speed wrong, and you are giving
yourself almost a sure 3-putt.
Take a look at the following charts…
Three putts are killing your score.
A good drill I use to get my speed of the greens down before a round is the
draw-back game. The beauty of this game is you can do it by yourself.
Here’s how I do it, try it next time before a round and watch it improve your speed.
Play a nine hole putting green match, consider every hole a Par 2.
The goal is to stop the ball (or make it) within a club radius behind the hole.
Should the ball lie short of the hole or past one club length you draw the ball back a
putter length and putt out accordingly.
See the goal is to get your ball to stop within a club length behind the hole.
100% of putts left short never go in. Keeping it within gimmie range ensures
you don’t have the dreaded 3 putt.
If you play 9 holes and shoot even par, you’re doing great! If you find yourself +5
or worse I recommend doing another 9 before hitting the first tee.
Remember the draw-back applies to your second putt too.
Anything short or past club radius behind the hole must be brought back a putter length.
Try this and I guarantee it will help you judge the speed on the greens.[—————————— /PUTTING DRILL ——————————]
Post a comment and let me know how this works for you at the course. I love hearing from
you and I need to know you like seeing these types of emails.
Fairways and Greens,
Christian “TWO PUTT” Henning
P.S. Don’t forget to CHECK YOUR EMAIL either later today or tomorrow morning for
the special surprise!