Peter Knight: Distance control on long putts

LAGGING the ball close from long range can be a real stroke saver and I have a drill to help you improve this part of your game.

LONG putting is an important part of golf  but I see a lot of people struggle with this part of their game.

What I want to do today is give you a drill which is going to help you get better at controlling your distance on these longer putts.

If you’re someone who struggles to get the ball close from long range you probably think you have poor judgement but the truth it you probably don’t.

There are two main reasons you might be way off. One is the dynamics of the stroke, the rhythm and timing etc but that’s a subject for another video.

The more likely reason, unless you’re a complete beginner, is that you’re second guessing yourself and what you need to develop is some trust in your own judgement.

This drill is designed to do exactly that and is a really good exercise to do both at your home course and when you play somewhere new.

It’s a really simple drill, you just pick a hole a long way away and putt towards it but after you hit the ball, and while it’s still rolling, you turn away and guess where it has finished.

You’ll find that you’ll pretty quickly get quite good at this game and as you do you’ll also notice your level of trust in your own ability will increase as well.

The better you get at this drill the better you will get at lagging those long putts close to the hole and the lower your scores will be.


Peter Knight

As one of only four Master Professional Coaches with the PGA of Australia, Peter Knight has a long track record of helping players whatever their age or ability level.

Peter applies the same care in coaching you as he does international teams and professionals.

All he asks is that you are prepared to put in a little practice to reap the rewards you want from your game.

 You can book lessons with Peter at Yarra Bend Golf Course either on the website www.yarrabendgolf.com or by calling (03) 9481 3729.

Check out his site www.melbournegolfcoach.com.au and subscribe for weekly golf videos and other updates.


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