Lag Putting

If you’re like me (and a lot of other amatuers) you want to get better at lag putting.

If you lag putt better then that means less three putts and less three putts means lower scores. My lag putting has improved lately and my scores reflect it. It is a lot easier to score when you are not three putting three times a round!

I had a lesson about a month ago from a PGA instructor (who is very good I might add) and he helped me out with hitting the ball on the toe of the club, and putting. Since this post is about putting I wont get into the ball on the toe deal.

He said there is a simple little drill you can practice for 30 minutes every day or every other day and you will without a doubt be a better lag putter, and he was right. Almost instantly I was a better lag putter by doing these drills for a couple days even. So, what’s the magic drill you ask? Well I’ll tell you!

Start out with five balls all about 25 feet from the fringe. Putt all five balls toward the fringe trying to stop all the balls so they are barely touching the fringe or just bearly rolling into the fringe. (Its harder then you think) Once you get all five to stop just short or just onto the frige, move back further from the fringe and putt to a different part of the fringe so you get some breakers, uphill and downhill putts. This drill teaches you speed but you’re not putting toward the hole, therefore you’re not trying to make a putt, therefore you’re not hurting your confidence when you miss, cause there is nothing to miss. One of the worst things you can do is practice putting and not be making anything, its just a total confidence killer.

Try this drill for 30 mintues for three days a week and just see if you’re cutting down on those three putts!