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Peter Walsh: Become a Better Putter

One of the easiest ways to improve your golf game is to become a better putter.

One of the easiest ways to improve your golf game is to become a better putter.

A great drill that I teach my students is to find a hole on the practice green with a little slope, and set 4 balls up, about 3′ from the cup, to represent 3,6,9,12 hours on the clock. 

Putting drills help. PHOTO: Oregon State University/Flickr Commons

You should have an uphill, downhill, left to right and right to left type putts. 

All the types that you might encounter on the course. 

Practice making all of them without missing. 

We all know the agony of missing the odd 3′ putt. 

When you become a better putter your scores will come drop. 

Guaranteed.

Peter Walsh currently serves as the Head Golf Professional at Kings Crossing Country Club.  Prior to Kings Crossing Walsh was an assistant Golf Professional at Cape May National Golf Club in southern New Jersey under Pro Emeritus Skee Riegal, 1947 US Amateur Champion, 1951 second at Masters to Ben Hogan and Head Golf Professional, Russell O. Davis Philadelphia PGA teacher of the year.

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