Hey Quite The Chap here for GolfersRX. We asked our facebook Group what their golf goals. And a majority of them responded with “shoot in the 80’s”. So let’s do that, in today’s 60sec vid.
I have a feeling this is going to be longer than 60 seconds. Maybe it turns into a series within a series. How to Shoot in the 80’s Series inside the 60 Second Series. Inception.
First off, it really helps to know where you’re making a majority of your strokes and put a plan together to improve that specific area. BUT in today’s video we’re going to talk about the “quickest” way to drop strokes. Which is by cleaning up your shortgame around the green.
We usually only hit one tee shot per hole (hopefully) but often times the average golfer takes more than a few strokes around the greens on every hole. If you could chip the ball a little closer you’d have a better chance at getting up and down. Can you get your lag putts a little closer? You’ll have a better chance at making the next putt. If you could sink a few more 3-5 footers. You’re going to have a much better chance at consistently shooting in the 80’s.
We’re going to start with putting. I’m definitely going over the 60 seconds. Let’s sink more putts in the 3-5 foot range. That way we can ramp up our confidence close to the hole. From there we’ll start moving back towards the tee. Part of the problem when we get close to the hole is that we get in our head. Am I aimed properly? Is my stroke worthy? We think about everything EXCEPT sinking the putt. So here are two drills you can practice AND bonus you can also use on the course.
1) Stop thinking about your putting stroke. Don’t even look at your putting stroke. Concentrate on your thumb during your stroke. You’ll be amazed at how smooth your stroke becomes.
2) Don’t line up to the hole. Pick a target 2 to 6 inches in front of your ball and hit that target. Try and roll your ball over that specific little target.
So what we’re doing here is trying to forget about all the things that get in our head. Let’s get out of our own way and make some small practical adjustments to give ourselves the best chance at sinking more 3-5 footers.
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Until next time, keep it simple.