Birdie and Eagle Putting Drill

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Birdie and Eagle Putting Drill
Category: Putting
Sub-Category: Practice, Psychology, Swing Drills

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Video Golf Tip | Birdie and Eagle Putting Drill
By Ed Ibarguen

If you are like most golfers you often have a situation where you are playing eighteen holes and you might have one or two, or if you are better player you might get three or four chances for birdie. Psychologically it plays mind games with you because you are sitting thee thinking oh my gosh here is a chance to make birdie and not many times are you sinking those birdie putts. If you think about it how often do you get a chance to putt for birdie? How often to you get a chance to putt for eagle? Very rarely. So one of the things that we like to do around here is we like to do game simulation. That would be where we are taking short game contests whether you are by yourself or with your friends, and you are giving yourself the opportunity to get the feeling that you are putting for eagle, you are putting for birdie, and you are putting for a score. You can do this whether you are by yourself or with a friend. Think of it this way. If I am here and I have a relatively short putt, let's say I am going for this one here, I am going to say this putt is for birdie. My first putt looks to be about eighteen feet and my putt here is to go one under par. Let's see how we do? Missed it to the left, I gave it a good birdie run, and I will go finish that up for par. If I have a long putt on the second hole and let's take it all the way down to the end of the green, I will say this one right here is for eagle, so here is my chance to get an eagle. I know if I get it close enough I will have a opportunity to make a birdie. Here is the putt going for early, will it go in the hole, will it go in the hole? Oh, it was a little breaker at the end. Now that putt right there is going to be my birdie putt. As I go around I will alternate and you can decide with your fellow competitor whether you want to try and do odd number holes for birdie and make them short putts, they can be as little as four or five feet. You make the call if you have the honor. Then the even number holes are going to be for eagle. What is neat about it is instead of your normal score where you are going I am one over, two over, six over, eight over, nine over instead you are thinking I am one under par, I am two under par, I am three under par and it is a lot more fun to be practicing birdies and eagles than it is to be out there grinding pars and bogies. Try that game I think you will have a lot of fun with it and psychologically I think it will make you a little better the next time you have a chance for birdie on the golf course.

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