Putt with Dough

Grab two tees and a dirham for stress-free hole outs

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Grab two tees and a dirham for stress-free hole outs. BY JOE WAY

“It’s vi­tal on short putts that the ball comes off the cen­tre of the face.”

It’s no co­in­ci­dence that Ja­son Day’s re­cent suc­cess has con­in­cided with the Aus­tralian miss­ing just one putt from in­side five feet - from 233 at­tempts at last count! So how of­ten do you prac­tice short putts, the ones that turn bo­geys into pars, to keep the mo­men­tum go­ing dur­ing a round? It is vi­tal on short putts that the ball comes off the cen­tre of the face and this sim­ple drill will help you achieve that more con­sis­tently and see your scor­ing plum­met. Place two tees in the ground ap­prox­i­mately five feet from the hole, just out­side the heel and toe of the put­ter. If you find your­self hit­ting the in­ner tee you will have a toe strike, and the outer tee a heel strike. Both of these will be detri­men­tal to your chances of con­sis­tently mak­ing these im­por­tant putts. Start with the tees a lit­tle bit wider apart and hit 10 putts un­til you miss the tees ev­ery time. As you gain con­fi­dence move them closer to­gether and re­peat. You’ll be­gin to not only have an im­proved strike, but also an im­proved con­ver­sion rate.

Joe Way is a PGA Teach­ing Pro­fes­sional at DCGYC’s Peter Cowan Academy Dubai. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit dubaigolf.com

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