Valley Today Golf Lessons: Putt Distance Game

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FUN. OF COURSE THREE PUTTS AREN’T MUCH FUN EITHER … SO IN TODAY’S VALLEY TODAY GOLF LESSON … EDGEWOOD HEAD PRO GREG MCCULLOUGH… SHOWS US A GAME YOU AND YOUR FAMILY OR FRIENDS CAN PLAY ON THE PUTTING GREEN THAT WON’T EVEN SEEM LIKE PRACTICE. TODAY WE’RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT ABOUT PUTTING AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE SEE GOOD PUTTERS ALWAYS DO IS THEY ALWAYS HIT THE PUTT THE CORRECT LENGTH. AND UNTIL WE GET THE CORRECT SPEED AND LENGTH ON THE PUTT IT REALLY IS HARD TO DICTATE HOW MUCH THE BALL IS GOING TO CURVE. TO PRACTICE WE HAVE A CLUB SET DOWN HERE AND YOU CAN USE ONE OF YOUR CLUBS AND I BASICALLY HAVE IT ABOUT 2 FEET BEHIND THE HOLE AND WHAT I AM GOING TO DO IS I AM GOING TO HIT SOME PUTTS FROM EACH PLACE AND I’M GOING TO TRY AND GET THE BALL BETWEEN THE HOLE AND THE CLUB. THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO TEACH YOUR KIDS HOW TO PUTT AND IT’S GREAT BECAUSE YOU CAN KEEP SCORE. IF I KNOCK IT BETWEEN THE HOLE AND THE CLUB I GET THREE POINTS, IF I HIT THE CLUB OR GO OVER THE CLUB OR GO SHORT OF THE HOLE I LOSE 1 POINT. IT’S A GREAT WAY TO LEARN SOME SPEED CONTROL WHILE HAVING A CONTEST, SO YOU’RE ACTUALLY DOING BOTH AT ONCE. SO WE’RE GONNA START WITH A LITTLE SHORTER PUTT AND I’M NOT NECESSARILY WORRIED ABOUT DIRECTION, BUT I’M WORRIED ABOUT SPEED. AND THERE I MADE IT SO I WOULD GET THREE POINTS. AS I GO BACK, MY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE MY BALL GETS PASSED THE HOLE BUT NOT TO THE CLUB SO I WOULD GET THREE MORE POINTS THERE. WE’LL DO IT ONE MORE TIME AND WHAT YOU’LL FIND IS AS IT GETS LONGER IT BECOMES A LITTLE HARDER AND YOU CAN SEE THAT TIME THERE I LEFT IT SHORT OF THE HOLE SO I’M GOING TO LOOSE A POINT. DON’T BE AFRAID TO KEEP MOVING BACKWARDS AS YOU GO AND THE ONES THAT GET FARTHER BACK ARE OBVIOUSLY A LITTLE HARDER TO HIT THE RIGHT SPEED. NOW IF YOU DO THIS DRILL EVERYDAY OR EVERY OTHER DAY YOUR SPEED CONTROL ON THE GREENS WILL BE A LOT BETTER AND YOU’LL MAKE MORE PUTTS. GREG SAYS HIS FAVORITE WAY TO PLAY THE PUTT SPEED GAME IS THE FIRST ONE TO 21 POINTS WINS … AND AGAIN THIS IS A GREAT WAY TO KEEP YOU INTERESTED DURING PRACTICE AND GET YOUR KIDS INVOLVED AT AN EARLY AGE. WATCH FOR MORE GOLF LESSONS EVERY THURSDAY MORNING RIGHT HERE ON THE VALLEY TODAY… AND WE’LL BE POSTING ALL OF THEM ON VALLEY NEWS LIVE DOT COM … JUST CHECK OUT THE VALLEY TODAY PAGE.

 

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