July Golf Tip

July Golf Tip

The Lag

There is nothing worse than having a perfect drive, followed by a perfect second onto the green in regulation and then 3 putting for bogey. One of the quickest ways to save strokes throughout your round is by eliminating the 3 putt. A simple but very effective drill to help achieve this is what I call the ladder drill. On the putting green and in as flat of an area as possible, take 7 tees with you, stick one in the ground on the green for the tee box, walk about 10 feet from tee box and place 2 tees about a club length apart, then walk about 20 feet from the tee box and place 2 more tees in the same manner as the first set and finally at approximately 30 feet from the tee box place the final 2 tees so that all the tee’s are pretty much in a straight line like the rungs on a ladder. From here you want to take 3 golf balls and drop them next to the tee box, take the first ball and try to putt it in-between the 1stset of tees, that is 10 feet from you, then take the 2ndball and try to putt it in-between the next set of tees that is 20 feet away and finally take the final ball and try to putt it in-between the final set of tee’s. Repeating this drill a number of times will really help with distance control and, overtime, the more you practice you can move the ladder father and father from the tee box. The goal is the next time you are out playing and 30 feet from the hole you have a lot of confidence to go at the hole and if you don’t make it you are close enough to at least walk away with a 2 putt.

Yours in golf,

Cabe JonesHead Golf Professional