You’ve probably heard the name Phil Kenyon. He’s one of the best putting coaches on the planet, and the man who’s helped many of the best players in golf win majors, Ryder Cups, and everything in between.
A few weeks ago Kenyon Instagrammed the rules of a putting game that he uses with many of his pro players. I’ve been itching to try myself ever since, and when I finally did I found it both really fun and testing. You can watch the video explaining the exact rules of the game by signing up for Phil’s free putting plan on his website right here, which comes with seven different putting videos and is full of great stuff. It’s well worth your time.
When it comes to the 100-foot drill, here’s how it works, in a nutshell:
First, take four golf balls and scatter them around a hole at 5, 10, 15 and 20 feet. When you’ve hit those four putts, find a new hole and scatter the four balls once again to the same distances.
When you make a putt, keep track of the distance. In total you’ll do this five times, hitting 250 feet worth of putts. Your goal is to make 100 feet worth of putts, which Kenyon says you need to win on the PGA Tour. The best score Kenyon said he’s ever seen came from Henrik Stenson, who once holed 145 feet worth of putts!
Spoiler alert, I did not fair as well. I made 60 feet of putts, and honestly I was quite please with that. Here’s how it broke down:
Putt number / Distance / Result
Either way, it’s really fun, and easy to see how it can help golfers of all levels. I’m itching to get back out there and try it again. Give it a go yourself, and in the meantime, don’t forget to check out Phil’s videos.