Back 2 Basics Drill Series - The Tee Drill
There’s nothing more frustrating than having a monster drive off the tee, hitting a deadly accurate second shot right onto the green… and then 4-putting from 15 feet out.
The concept of “drive for show, putt for dough” is that you may wow your friends and spectators with great drives, but at the end of the day, it’s consistent and accurate putting that will really start to shave meaningful strokes off your round.
Below is a quick and easy drill that you can use to work on hitting your putts straighter and more consistently.
The Tee Drill
When most people get to the golf course and head to the practice green, it’s all about trying to drain 20 foot putts. Which don’t get us wrong, is a ton of fun (especially when they actually go in), but does little to prepare you for the multitude of different putts that you’ll face out on the course.
The best way to improve your putting is to work on hitting your putts straight, so that they go exactly where you need them to for each unique putt you’ll face in any given round.
That’s where the Tee Drill comes in. The purpose of the drill is not to worry about getting your ball in the hole, but rather to work on hitting the ball straight via repetition and in small increments.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1 - Find a flat putting surface, put your ball on the ground and then push a tee all the way into the ground (so just the top of the tee is visible) about 1 foot in front of your ball.
Step 2 - Line up your putt and aim for the top of the tee head directly in front of you, then try to putt as many balls in a row as you can over the tee head.
Step 3 - Repeat as many times as possible!
After you’ve gone through the drill a few times, you should notice that your putts start off on the right line far more often.
Serious about upping your putting game? Check out our 10-part Putting Series where you’ll find helpful instructional videos that show you simple practice techniques used by the pros. Visit our Putting Improvement Video Series Page Here.
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