Golf Tips: Improve Your Long Putt Distance Control

Golf Tips: Improve Your Long Putt Distance Control

Practice Long Distance Putts to Improve Your Golf Score

Most three putts come from the first putt not being the right distance. The question I have for you is how much time do you spend practicing long distance putts?

Golf Putting Drill Before You Hit the Course

Well, you may not spend a lot of time if you are struggling in this area but here is a wonderful drill to help you with your feel before you go out and play on the golf course. Take four or five golf balls and you are going to putt with your trail hand. If you are a right handed player you are going to putt with just your right hand. By making some strokes in this manner here you get a great sense of the putter flowing, you do not interrupt the flow, and there is less sense of a hip impulse when you actually strike the putt.

Distance Control on Longer Putts

You will be surprised how good your distance control is. This is one of those drills that the Tour Players do a lot in order to get the feel for the greens when they first arrive at a place. So here is what it is going to look like. Take your regular address and just give it a stroke. All of those came out the right distance and makes it an easy two putt and every once in a while I get lucky and make a long one. Give this a try, it will build a nice skill set with you on controlling your distance on longer putts.

About the Instructor
Laird Small
Laird Small
Pebble Beach Golf Academy
1700 17-Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA 93953
Tel: 831-622-8650

Laird Small is Director of The Pebble Beach Golf Academy and is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #23 instructor in the world.


ACTIVITY FEED

Jasia B. joined GolfLink
Sal M. joined GolfLink
Ed N. joined GolfLink
Michael M. joined GolfLink

Michael E.  Scored 109 at  Inverness Inverness, Florida

View Activity Feed

Learn the Proper Lower Body Motion in a Golf Swing Practice this drill to get a better sense of how the clubhead relates to your body
How to Control Bunker Shot Distance in Golf CHRIS TOULSON demonstrates how the speed of the swing and length of the finish play key roles in controlling distance
A Simple 2 Step Drill to Improve Your Golf Swing Practice this 2-step swing drill to check your half-way back and finish positions