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

Jim Furyk recalls weird thing USGA once made him do
Uh-oh! American ace carrying injury ahead of Ryder Cup
The 2019 FedEx Cup winner will pocket how much?!
Future Ryder Cup host venue announced
Tour Championship: Fantasy Five to pick

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

play button
Transitioning your weight
Watch
play button
How to control your distances
Watch
play button
Don’t shorten your swing says Denis Pugh
Watch
play button
Release the clubhead at impact
Watch
See all videos right arrow