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Putting drills you can practice at home during the off-season

Even though the weather is getting cold outside in most parts of the country, you can still work on your golf game inside. The easiest thing to work on indoors is your putting. If you have a relatively flat carpet that rolls nicely, you can always use a cup or a piece of tape as your target.

Lag putting for better distance control.

Create a target on the carpet with a piece of tape or use a putting mat and place a club about 2 feet behind the hole or target. Your goal is to have your ball finish either at the target, or past it but not touching the club behind it. Start from 3 feet away from the target and move the distance back as you gain a better sense of distance control.

One-handed putts.

This is an easy drill that will help you with your feel, distance control and touch. It will also help you to putt with a smooth stroke that stays on target.

Place a target on the carpet and start from a distance of 3 to 5 feet away. Using only your back hand (your right hand if you putt right-handed or your left hand if you putt left-handed), stroke one-handed putts trying to hit your target. Work on keeping the putter path straight as well as the face of your putter square to your target.

Once you get comfortable with your initial distance, move further back and practice from the new distance. Another benefit: As your consistency, distance control and accuracy increase, your confidence will also increase.

Make 100 putts per day.

Golf Instructor, Hank Haney, has said the best way to create a great base for improvement is to make 100 practice swings with an iron every day. That concept works well in putting too.

To do this drill, you simply need to set up a target and make at least 100 putts per day for an average of five days per week.

We recommend setting a daily goal such as:

  • Make 25 putts from 3 feet
  • Make 25 putts from 5 feet
  • Make 25 putts from 7 feet
  • Make 25 putts from 9 feet

Or you could start out by making 100 putts from 3 feet for 5 days, then 100 putts from 5 feet for the next 5 days and so on. Change it up to keep it interesting.

If you want to practice with a putting mat, we recommend our Bloodline Golf Putting Mat, which was designed by Big Moss Golf, producers of what many consider the truest putting surface in the industry. It is an 8-foot long by 12-inch wide putting green that is compact, lightweight, and easy to set up. It includes a foundation for cup depth and has a standard cup for the ball to fall into that gives realistic feedback just like on the golf course.  It’s a perfect fit for offices and ultra-compact situations. 

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