June 7, 2011
Reducing the number of long par putts in a round can help reduce stress. Here’s a simple drill for speed control: Kirk places a shaft about 2 feet behind the hole, perpendicular to his putting line. His goal is to make his ball stop between the hole and shaft. It ensures that he is hitting the putt with enough speed to reach the hole but leaving an easy second putt. Also, this helps avoid lipouts when the paceis too fast. Kirk hits putts of varying lengths, starting at 5 feet.