Should I Practice My Golf Putting Under Pressure If So How (Video)
Should I Practice My Golf Putting Under Pressure If So How (Video)

That’s an example of a little putting exercise, little putting drill that I feel can really help you build a little bit of pressure into your putting routine on the practice green that will then benefit you when you go out in the golf course. Now if you got the time and the inclination you could set that drill with maybe 10 or 15 golf balls going in a big circle around the green, around the club face and just hit one after another all the way round. Work on the principle that if you miss one of those little three putts you’ve got come back to the start, set them all out again. And even just on three putts left, I could feel the pressure build each time, because I don't want to let myself down by missing one and have to go back to the start and redo it again.

So if you can build that up 10 or 15 putts around the club face it really starts to crank up the pressure when you're putting. Additional putting to an end result like that of clearing all of those putts having success or failure that builds to more than just one putt on its own. That’s a really good exercise so that when you go out in the golf course and play there is going to be some putts that yes you want to get them all in but don’t have a great deal of pressure on 30 feet away. My aim there is to roll it nice and close and tap it in not too much pressure. If I'm four feet away and I've got a hole of putt to win the match, that's a lot of pressure. If I've got hole of putt to win the match and all my teammates surround the side of the green, because my match is the crucial climax to win the tournament, that’s even more pressure. So that pressure ramps up bit by bit by bit on the golf course. And unless you're good at practicing on the pressure then you're really going to find this difficult to perform at your best when the pressure is on the course, so practice with lots of different skills, lots of different drills similar to that one on the practice putting green, and then take that pressurized putting out on the golf course for better results.
2014-10-14

That’s an example of a little putting exercise, little putting drill that I feel can really help you build a little bit of pressure into your putting routine on the practice green that will then benefit you when you go out in the golf course. Now if you got the time and the inclination you could set that drill with maybe 10 or 15 golf balls going in a big circle around the green, around the club face and just hit one after another all the way round. Work on the principle that if you miss one of those little three putts you’ve got come back to the start, set them all out again. And even just on three putts left, I could feel the pressure build each time, because I don't want to let myself down by missing one and have to go back to the start and redo it again.

So if you can build that up 10 or 15 putts around the club face it really starts to crank up the pressure when you're putting. Additional putting to an end result like that of clearing all of those putts having success or failure that builds to more than just one putt on its own. That’s a really good exercise so that when you go out in the golf course and play there is going to be some putts that yes you want to get them all in but don’t have a great deal of pressure on 30 feet away. My aim there is to roll it nice and close and tap it in not too much pressure.

If I'm four feet away and I've got a hole of putt to win the match, that's a lot of pressure. If I've got hole of putt to win the match and all my teammates surround the side of the green, because my match is the crucial climax to win the tournament, that’s even more pressure. So that pressure ramps up bit by bit by bit on the golf course. And unless you're good at practicing on the pressure then you're really going to find this difficult to perform at your best when the pressure is on the course, so practice with lots of different skills, lots of different drills similar to that one on the practice putting green, and then take that pressurized putting out on the golf course for better results.