How to Putt Better from 3 Feet Out

Posted on: November 21st, 2012 by Cameron Kaplan | No Comments

Does anything hurt worse than missing a 3-foot putt for par…or worse yet, a birdie?  Let’s be honest, there’s never a scenario that missing a simple 3-footer feels good.  For as tricky as those short putts can be, when you back up a couple of feet, things can really start to get interesting.

Let’s discuss an easy drill you can work on that can help eliminate those dreaded putts from less than 5 feet that miss wide left or wide right.

Here’s how it works:

Place a tee in the center of the back of the cup (think 12 o’clock).  Instead of simply focusing on the cup when you putt, zero in on hitting “12 o’clock” — rather than 11 o’clock or 1 o’clock.

Why is this important?  It’s important because if you miss the tee on a 3 foot putt, it still might end up going into the cup.  However, that same stroke from 4 or 5 feet away might end up missing the cup.  It’s all about precision.  If you grow accustomed to hitting the tee in the center of the cup at 3 feet, it bodes well for improved accuracy from even farther out.

Eliminating those frustratingly simple missed putts can do wonders for your golf score…and your sanity!

If you are truly interested in taking your golf game to the next level, we invite you to learn more about golf lessons at Plane Truth Golf Center here at the Wigwam.

Leave a Reply