Back 2 Basics Drill Series - The Clock Drill
If you’ve spent any time out on the course, you know that golf is just as much a mental game as it is a physical one.
You can have all of the athletic prowess and power in the world, but without the ability to focus your attention, control each part of your swing and calm your nerves - it’s tough to put all of the pieces together and consistently hit good shots.
Nowhere is this more true than on the putting green. While swinging a putter may be less visually impressive and dynamic than crushing a ball off the tee or hitting a hybrid out of the rough - ask most pro golfers and they will tell you putting is invariably the hardest shot to prepare for on each hole.
So, in order to have a more consistent stroke and get comfortable with the high stakes pressure of putting, we’ve got a great drill that is guaranteed to help hone your focus and make you a better putter - The Clock Drill.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 - Find a flat surface on the practice green and place 8 balls around the hole at an equal distance from each other and approximately 3 feet each from the hole (you can increase this 3 foot distance as you get better).
Step 2 - Choose a ball to putt first and then move either clockwise or counterclockwise around the hole, putting each ball in succession, until you’ve sunk each ball consecutively without missing a shot. Try and sink all 8 balls, two times in a row (for a total of 16 putts), starting over each time you miss a putt.
This drill helps you get comfortable with draining short putts more consistently through muscle memory, repetition and practice. It also generates similar pressure that you tend to experience when you’re putting during an actual game of golf.
If you think you’d find this helpful and are serious about upping your putting game, CHECK OUT OUR FREE 10-PART VIDEO SERIES where you’ll find short instructional videos that show you simple practice techniques used by the pros.
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