Dual Purpose Putting Tip

As I was perusing my video feeds, I found one that caught my interest. This putting tip, as laid out, is a good one. As I watched it, I found that this drill has other applications which I think as equal or more value. It is a simple, easy, repeatable and provides instant feedback (my must haves for any golf tip). I have used something similar in the past, but this composition offers more options.

As you watch this video, take notice of how well this drill sets up aim and distance. His comments on line, speed, grain, etc. are very valuable. My thoughts will be present after.


My thoughts on this drill are very simple. The set up on the drill perfectly provides feedback on where we miss a putt left or right. I think that if we back up about 15 feet, we will be able to see if our putting stroke has the tendency to left or right. It is that simple; if you hit 10 balls from 20 feet from the first tee, you would instantly know if your putting stroke has a tendency to move left or right. Importantly, the five tees behind creating a fence are very important for developing speed. Combining them all together will able to you gain very important feedback on all aspects of your putting stroke.

What do you think?

I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!


8 thoughts on “Dual Purpose Putting Tip

  1. Jim, I like this approach primarily for the aim small – miss small theory. Also, when putting with a tee, you can move your target area around on crowded practice greens and grab some space by yourself. I have used a modified version of this drill and found that building a channel with a couple alignment sticks gets me very focused.



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  2. I’d think this makes a good drill. Not sure if it’s better than just leaving the pin in and aiming at it or if it’s better than my aiming for one of the 3 specific marks in the carpet holes I use at home, but if you’re wanting to get some practice in before a round and the practice green is full, this is a great option to remember.

    As for the distance I want to practice at, I use 9 feet at home so I try and use 9 feet on the practice green. That helps boost the confidence levels and I’ve found that using that distance makes 4, 5 and 6 footers seem much easier.

    I’ve added a link to a picture of how I left the carpet holes last night. You can see in the pic that one holes has all 5 balls squeezed in while the other hole has one ball sitting on top of the other 4. This comes from the last two putts I made last night. The yellow ball I hit with perfect speed and on the exact right line and it rolled right up and top and sat there. The red ball didn’t have enough speed to climb up and missed the center of the cup by a tiny bit so it just fit itself in between the blue and purple balls. From 9 feet away, those are exacting putts. Both speed and direction must be very close to get the correct result like with the yellow ball. That’s my drill. First I sink 4 balls into each hole trying to hit one of three little marks, left, right, and center of the cup. Then I try and roll the last one on top. Sometimes I get it right with both holes, sometimes I don’t. But I make at least 10 putts in a row every night or I start over. I might do more, but I seldom miss taking at least those 10 putts. And I credit that with my improvement on the greens.


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      • There is a piece of paper glued to the bottom of the carpet holes that have 3 dots printed on it. I aim the first 3 putts at each of the dots. .

        That helps when I get on the green because there I try and roll the ball over a specific point on the hole depending how I read the putt.

        Before I hit the 5th ball into the holes I have to manually arrange the first 4 balls much like you see in the pic with the red ball. I can also see my mistake by the fact the purple ball is pushed back a little. It means the red ball didn’t hit center but connected with the purple ball first. I get a lot of feedback from this drill.

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