The Basics Of Not Leaving Golf Putts Short (Video)
The Basics Of Not Leaving Golf Putts Short (Video)

So what are the basics of not leaving a putt short? Obviously we’ve spoken about speed and how that's important and about how strike and actual swing length will greatly affect that. But what I’ve got here is a very, very simple drill series. Because really the basics of leaving the putt short is the fact that you're not getting it up to the hole, as infuriating as that may sound. So the drill that I've actually got here is I’ve just set our grid [Phonetic] [0:00:37]. I've set out an area after the hole.

And all I'm going to do with these few putts is I'm going to try and ensure that as I actually strike it is finishing either at the hole in the area or even just beyond. What I don't want to see is I do not want this putt to be finishing on the low side, on the low side -- on the short side of the hole. All I want to be doing is getting this putt right up there and actually getting it into that area. Now this may seem like a little bit of a simple drill. This may seem almost a little bit too simplified about how getting an area beyond the hole, and then just aiming for that when you are hitting putts, it can’t be that easy. It can’t be that simple. And to be fair there are other aspects of the technique which could cause you to leave a putt short. But as far as a drill is concerned if you're looking for a drill which will make you commit, make you get this putt beyond the hole, then something like this will work. The fact is putting as far as the technical side of the game goes is by far the least complicated. It’s by far the least amount of moving parts, but it does tend to be the hardest for many people. And simple drills like this will really hammer home the message of what you want to achieve, getting it past the hole.
2016-06-07

So what are the basics of not leaving a putt short? Obviously we’ve spoken about speed and how that's important and about how strike and actual swing length will greatly affect that. But what I’ve got here is a very, very simple drill series. Because really the basics of leaving the putt short is the fact that you're not getting it up to the hole, as infuriating as that may sound. So the drill that I've actually got here is I’ve just set our grid [Phonetic] [0:00:37]. I've set out an area after the hole.

And all I'm going to do with these few putts is I'm going to try and ensure that as I actually strike it is finishing either at the hole in the area or even just beyond. What I don't want to see is I do not want this putt to be finishing on the low side, on the low side — on the short side of the hole. All I want to be doing is getting this putt right up there and actually getting it into that area. Now this may seem like a little bit of a simple drill. This may seem almost a little bit too simplified about how getting an area beyond the hole, and then just aiming for that when you are hitting putts, it can’t be that easy.

It can’t be that simple. And to be fair there are other aspects of the technique which could cause you to leave a putt short. But as far as a drill is concerned if you're looking for a drill which will make you commit, make you get this putt beyond the hole, then something like this will work. The fact is putting as far as the technical side of the game goes is by far the least complicated. It’s by far the least amount of moving parts, but it does tend to be the hardest for many people. And simple drills like this will really hammer home the message of what you want to achieve, getting it past the hole.