WHAT IS A GOOD DRILL TO IMPROVE MY PUTTING PATH?
One of the best drills to improve your putting path is Tee Peg Alley Drill. Paul Azinger, 29 Year PGA Golf Professional, creator of Golfplan and author of "Cracking the Code" shares this great drill for dialing in your putting path and diagnosing where your stroke might be going off path.
Tee Peg Alley Putting Stroke Drill
Set up an alley of eight tee pegs with the first six about an inch apart and set just a little bit wider than your putter with the final two set narrower for the ball to pass through. The key to this drill is to pay close attention to the path of your putter and take note of any contact with the tee pegs. Where is the contact occurring? Inside? Outside? Scatter pattern. Use the tee pegs as great visual references for keeping your putter on a straight path through the target line at impact.
Good Setup will Equal Consistent Results
As you practice the tee peg alley drill make sure that you are paying attention close attention to using a good address position, especially getting your eyes directly over the ball. Take a comfortable putting stance that places the golf ball directly below your eyes. This can be tested by placing a golf ball against your forehead, then just gently releasing the ball to the ground. If you are aligned properly, the ball will land directly on top of the ball on the ground.
Even, Steady, Upward Stroke Directly in the Sweet Spot
Ideally, you want your putter face to be striking the golf ball slightly on the upstroke. This will create a little topspin and a better roll. To ensure that you are consistently stroking your putts into the sweet spot of the putter, the tees in the ground that are just a fraction wider than the width of the putter blade will guide you and provide instant feedback. These tees form an alley for putter blade to pass between. When your stroke it steady and even, the putter blade will pass between to the tee pegs cleanly with no contact.
Improved Putting is the Fastest Way to Lower Your Golf Scores
Putting represents between 40% to 60% of the score of most golfers. However, if you visit just about any practice facility, the driving range will be full, but the practice greens will usually be empty. The statistic above lets us know that this should be reversed.
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