Putting Speed Control Drills to Improve Your Golf Score

By Mike McGetrick

The Importance of Putting Speed Control

When I am playing golf with amateur golfers one question that most of them always ask me is how they can learn speed control. And when I play golf with amateur golfers their speed control is usually inconsistent.

Putting Drills for Better Speed Control

You learn speed control on the putting green so the next time you go out and practice take three golf balls, pick a hole, and your goal is to make the putt but if you miss it I want every ball to end up past the hole, let's call it a foot past the hole. When I set up here I am going to hit this first putt trying to make it which I did, so that was good speed control, now I am going to set up and hit my second putt, that one went a little too far pas the hole so I was a little off on my speed control. I am then going to hit my third ball which is great speed control. What I would then do is pick those three balls up and go to another hole.

My goal is trying to make the putt number one, and number two if I do not, I want every putt to end up about twelve inches past the hole. Then I am learning consistent speed control and speed control changes in putting. If you have an uphill putt you might be more of an aggressive putter. If you have a downhill putt you might be more of a die putter. So always match the speed of your putt to the situation. But if you practice this way when you go out and play golf you will have consistent speed control, you will make more putts and you will have less three putts.


Category: Practice
Sub Categories: Reading Greens, Swing Drills

About the Instructor

Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870