Target Practice Can Help Lower Your Putting in Golf

Here’s this week’s tip to help you improve your game. Leave a comment telling us if this drill works for you and stay tuned for next week’s game improvement tip!

This putting exercise is basically the same as the Floor Target Practice Tip we discussed here a couple of weeks ago. The main difference is that you are putting at a wall this time. Cut out three rectangular pieces from cardboard. They should be no higher than the molding on your wall. The first should be about as wide as an actual golf hole, the second 2 to 3 times larger, and the third 2 to 3 times larger than the second. Now place the largest strip against the wall first, then the second, then the first. It might help to color them to differentiate when putting. Now, take 10 putts from the same spot aiming for the center of the “target”. If you hit the center, you get 10 points, 5 points for the middle ring, and 2 points for the outer ring.  
 Take 10 putts and tally your score. This is a fun drill, because it is easy to track your progress. A score of 70 – 90 is excellent!
Quick tip: Write your score on the calendar to keep track of your progress over time.

Putting drills are something you can practice just about anywhere, because you don’t need a lot of room. You basically just need a smooth surface with a true roll.  Today’s drill will improve your confidence on the green.

All golfers, whether a beginner or a professional, can benefit from golf lessons. Here at Haggin Oaks, our golf professionals are nationally recognized not only for the numerous programs that they teach, but also for their ability to adapt to the learning style of each golfer. If you would like personalized help with your golf game, call us today at 916-808-2531.

The Haggin Oaks Golf Complex is located at 3645 Fulton Avenue in Sacramento, CA.

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