Practice This Short Putt Warmup Before Your Golf Round

Practice This Short Putt Warmup Before Your Golf Round

Practice with One Golf Ball on the Putting Green

The next time you go out for a round of golf and you are warming up on the practice green I want you to practice with one ball and one ball only. What most golfers do is take two or three balls, hit their putts, they will pull them to the side and then hit to the next hole, but what I see with most golfers is that when they play, especially in tournament golf or when they have a bet with their buddies, is that when they have a three, four or five foot putt they are always nervous over them. One reason they are nervous over those short putts is that they never putt them out.

Putt Out Your Practice Shots

So when you go out to play a round of golf, you get to the putting green, one ball, and what I want you to do is hit your putt, try to make it, but if you miss it I want you to hole out your next putt just like you are playing golf. You are more in a competitive playing environment. Then move on to your next hole and so on. I would like to demonstrate. I have a 20 five foot right to left breaking putt, aiming just about three feet right of the hole. This one my speed control was off, I ran it four feet by. Now I want to come up and hole out this putt. After I hole out this putt, even if I miss it, I am going to tap the next one in then I am going to move on to the next hole. If you practice this way before a round of golf I really believe you are going to be prepared and you are going to have one of your better putting days when you play golf.

Category: Warm Up
Sub-Category: Practice, Putting
About the Instructor
Mike McGetrick
Mike McGetrick
McGetrick Golf Academy
4900 Himalaya Road, Building Q
Denver, CO 80249
Tel: 303-799-0870

Mike McGetrick heads the Mike McGetrick Golf Academy which is located in beautiful Denver, Colorado and features one of the most modern golf instruction facilities in the world. He is listed as one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teachers and Golf Digest's #7


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