Small Target Results

2013 11 Sj Quick Tip

When practising your putting, it’s easier to use a target above ground than to putt to a target below the surface of the putting green. Roll a few putts towards a bottle of water ensuring the ball bounces off the bottle. This will instil confidence in your stroke.

The bottle is smaller in diameter than that of the hole so this drill will also sharpen your ability to be more accurate over short putts. Now place the bottle in a hole on the green and again bounce the ball off the bottle from two, four and then six feet. Take this drill on the course when playing competitively by using imagination and feel to visualise every putt from six feet simply bouncing off the bottle.



The result will be a much more confident stroke and more holed putts.

Find out more

Steve Johnston is the PGA professional at The Roxburghe. For lessons, call Steve on 01573 450 333. Follow him on Twitter @mrstevejohnston

Golf News

WATCH: England football star is almost as good on the course as the pitch
Scottish Golf Chair Cannon nominated for new three-year term
Lee Westwood explains why he split with Billy Foster
Four Scots advance to final two rounds of Q-School
DP World Tour Championship: Fantasy Five to watch

Other Top Stories

Tiger Woods puts new irons in the bag
New Fife golf course gets go ahead
Review: Adare Manor, Ireland's rejuvenated masterpiece
Win a spot in the ASI Scottish Open Pro-Am with Hilton
Padraig Harrington targets 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy

Quick tips with Denis Pugh and Peter Barber See all videos right arrow

A simple takeaway drill from Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
The correct set up is crucial
Watch
play button
Keep working on the right things
Watch
play button
Don’t shorten your backswing
Watch
See all videos right arrow