Coach’s Corner: January 2019
Let us make a resolution together to get you playing your best golf in 2019. It may seem hard to do this due to all the rain and not being able to get out to practice or play, but this simple drill will help you with your putting.
No matter what scores you shoot, putting accounts for 43% of your total score. If you shoot 100, you probably will have around 43 putts per round. The fastest way to lower your score will be to improve your putting.
The ability to start the ball online is half or the battle with putting. The second half is hitting the ball the correct distance. This blog will focus on your starting line, and is VERY easy to do in doors.
Take two alignment sticks (golf clubs work too) and place them parallel on the ground about 2” apart. Place your ball a few inches behind the sticks in the center of the channel created. All you will focus on is rolling your ball down the channel without hitting the sides. If you can do this, then you can start your ball online.
If your ball hits the right rail, your club face pointed too far to the right. If the ball hits the left rail, the club face pointed too far to the left. Keep stroking putts, trying to roll your ball right down the middle.
With some practice at home, you will be amazed how much better your putting will get when you can start the ball on your intended line. I hope that you will use this exercise and I am interested to hear about your results!
Happy New Year,
The Coaches Corner is brought to you by our Oaks Course Golf Pro, Brad Patton. Brad is the Lead Staff Instructor and PGA Assistant Golf Professional. He has real a passion for golf and instruction, and has been part of the Oaks Course team for several years.