Make Every 3 Footer with the Yardstick Drill
Putting S.O.S. Fundamentals
Solid - hit the putt solid
Online - start the putt on the target line
Speed - hit the putt the correct speed
Start the ball on line, and 3 footers are cake!
Tour players put their focus on consistently starting the ball on the intended line.
Try this practice routine: lay a yardstick on the green (or your carpet ... home or office) :)
Put the ball on the end (hopefully there is a hole for the ball to rest in). Learn to roll the ball off the end of the yardstick.
I like the visualization of the yardstick. It gives a great picture of the line.
- Don't get discouraged - this is not an easy drill
- Try to find a yardstick that isn't warped :)
- Don't be surprised when you hit the ball too hard - the yardstick is 20 on the stimp meter!