In Practice Range Putting Games, PGA Professionals Bill Forrest and Kevin Weeks demonstrate key drills and games that can help you improve your putting game. In this lesson, Bill demonstrates how to fine tune your tempo and distance control using the ladder drill. He also discusses how every putt is a straight putt, even when it’s on a slope, and gives you a unique drill to practice this concept. Then Kevin covers the three foot putt and shows you how a simple yardstick can serve as a valuable aid on the practice green.
No matter your age or skill level, 65-70% of your shots in a round of golf come within 100 yards of the pin. With a statistic like that, you could say it’s pretty important to hone your skills with the shorter clubs in your hands. For most amateurs, learning how to improve short game swing mechanics just takes repetition and a solid understanding of distance control.
One of the most useful shots in golf is the knockdown shot. This shot is perfect for accessing tough pin locations, hitting shots under the wind or getting out of the trees. Brandel Chamblee and former PGA Teacher of the Year Bill Forrest show you what you can do in your set-up and swing to consistently hit this shot with success. Practice the knockdown shot and you will have a greater ability to shape your shots, control your trajectory and increase your accuracy.
Learn how to improve your putting distance control. PGA Professional Mike Davis teaches you how to be a better putter by developing your feel for distance control. He explains how to gather data on the putting green to feed your subconscious mind. You will also learn several helpful putting drills and how to create a routine on the putting green. By practicing your routine and developing your feel, you’ll stop focusing on your mechanics and have better distance control.