Practice Routine

Before starting a practice putting routine be sure to review the fundamentals of your stroke to make sure they are sound. Your goal is to be practicing the right putting fundamentals in order to become proficient at putting. Take a moment first by reviewing our summary page on the Key Putting Fundamentals.

A discipline putting practice routine should cover improving your distance, accuracy, feel, rhythm and tempo. I have outline a 8 Week Routine that is fairly comprehensive and will provide positive results so long as you follow it through to completion. Set aside about fifteen minutes a day for eight weeks. Use the time as a break from your normal schedule. It will also take your mind away from your regular work and personal schedule and is a great way to reduce stress.By following this putting practice routine religiously for eight weeks you will dramatically improve your putting skills and self confidence. Commit yourself to improving your putting game and remember that it does take practice and patients.

 

Week 1 thru Week 4

Monday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes each on the Wrist Drill, then the Stroke Length Drill and then the Circle Drill in that order.

  • The wrist control drill will help improve your Putting Form and Feel of the club head.
  • For Consistency and Proper Form we next practice with the stroke length drill.
  • The circle drill will build Confidence and develop a Smooth Rhythm and tempo.

Tuesday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes each on the Two Ball Drill, then the Tunnel Drill and then the In the Row Drill, in that order.

  • The two ball drill will improve your Accuracy and Correct your Swing Path.
  • For Accuracy and Rhythm we next practice with the tunnel and gate drill drill.
  • The row drill will is for improving the correct Distance and to develop a smooth Rhythm and Tempo.

Wednesday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes on the stroke length drill, then 10 minutes on the cage drill.

  • Again will practice with the stroke length drill for Consistency and Proper Form.
  • The cage drill will add to our improving our control of Distance

Thursday – 15 Minutes Repeat Monday

Friday – 15 MinutesRepeat Tuesday

Saturday – 15 Minutes Repeat Wednesday

Sunday OFF

Week 5 thru Week 8

Monday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes total on the Wrist Drill and the Stroke Length Drill. Then spend 5 minutes on the Circle Drill with your eyes open and then another 5 minutes with your eyes closed.

  • The drills for monday are the same but we will spend more time with the circle drill and also practice with our Eyes Closed.
  • There is no better drill for practicing Distance control and improving your Rhythm and Tempo then practicing with your eyes closed. The ability to visualize a putt in your mind will significantly improve your speed, distance and to trust your stoke.

Tuesday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes total on the Two Ball Drill and the Tunnel Drill. Then spend 5 minutes on the In the Row Drill with your eyes open and then another 5 minutes with your eyes closed.

  • The two ball drill and tunnel drill will improve your Accuracy, Correct your Swing Path and develop Rhythm.
  • Again we are adding 5 minutes practice with our Eyes Closed with the row drill.

Wednesday – 15 Minutes Spend 5 minutes on the stroke length drill then spend 5 minutes on the In the Cage Drill with your eyes open and then another 5 minutes with your eyes closed.

Thursday – 15 Minutes Repeat Monday

Friday – 15 Minutes Repeat Tuesday

Saturday – 15 Minutes Repeat Wednesday

Sunday OFF  

As you can see from our outline each drill concentrates on different aspects of your putting game. By the end of each week you have practiced on improving your Distance, Accuracy, Rhythm and Tempo. But what else you will improve on is your Self Confidence.

As you get better you will gain a lot more confidence in your abilities which is a major ingredient to great putting. Stick with your putting practice routine. Through out your practice eliminate any negative thoughts and Visualize a Successful Putt. Remember that putting is a game within the game of golf and can be mastered with patients and practice. The time spent practicing your putting game will pay off big dividends with your handicap.

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