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Favorite Putting Games


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#1 heavy_hitter

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 01:29 PM

I know this has been discussed.  We do more than these.  These are just my favorite.  Thought I would start a new thread to bring it back to the top.  Not in any particular order.

Spider Drill:  Set up 9 random tees around a cup 8 feet and in (making it look like a spider web hence the name).  Each putt is worth 9 points.  You put from each tee until made.  Goal is to have 9 putts for 9 points.

Distance Control Drill:  put two tees 15 feet apart.  Put another tee 8 feet from the tee you are starting from.  The goal is to hit the ball the least amount you can past the 8 ft tee.  If it goes past the tee you mark the ball with a quarter.  Then you hit the next ball trying to get it just past the quarter.  Then the next quarter and so on.  The goal is to hit a total of 5 (or more) putts past the the 8 ft tee and between the 15 ft tee.  If you fail to get it past a marker, you start over.  Once you have accomplished you switch sides.

3,4,5 drill:  Putt 6 balls from 3 ft, 4 from 4 feet and 2 from 5 feet. If you miss any start over until you have sunk your final ball from 5 feet.  You can also reverse the order, starting with 2 at 5 ft, then 4 at 4 ft, and finally 6 at 3 ft.

Champions Brain Drill:  You take 3 balls.  You are going to place the 3 balls at any random distance/spot from the hole and putt all 3 balls.  You will do this for a total of 6 spots for 18 holes.  Goal is to be 3 under after 18 holes.  Must go through routine each putt.  I mix them up from 8 ft. to 40 ft. depending how he is doing.  I always make sure he does at least one 8 ft. putt.  If he is 3 under with one more spot to go I will put it back at 40 ft. to put pressure on him.  You want them to be successful, but want to put pressure on them as well.  If he is 4 or more under with one spot to go I will give him a 12-15 footer trying to go low.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:51 PM

My boy and I do variations on those as well.  We also play a lot of HORSE on the putting greens we visit.  It's competitive and pressure packed.

We also do this thing where he'll take three balls and toss them backwards and I pick the hole he has to putt to.  He gets five strokes to finish.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:56 PM

We do the Phil circle drill at 3 feet and back up to 6 ect.  Also do a ladder drill a lot.

I have her put on a yardstick to work on her stroke. Best training aid out there.

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Posted 31 December 2017 - 12:06 AM

Mine was always 21.  You have two holes and just putt the same one back and forth.  Closest to the hole is a point, a lip out is two points and a make is three; -1 for a three putt.  You have to get to 21 even and if you bust you go back to 12.  Probably wasn't the best for actually becoming a better putter as a junior but we would play that for hours.

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