Need to hone in on the green speed quickly? Try this putting drill
We’ve all been there: Running late to a tee time.
Whether you had a little too much fun the night before or simply slept through an alarm, you show up to the course with no time to hit balls and just a few minutes to roll some putts before you tee off.
Gregg sets up three balls at three different lengths, anywhere from 12 to 24 feet, from one of Short Game Gains’ ghost holes, a flat disc meant to simulate a golf hole, and then an alignment rod about 1-2 feet beyond the ghost hole.
The goal is to roll each ball over the ghost hole and stop the ball before the alignment rod.
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Since the ghost hole is flat and has no cup, Gregg says the drill will expose how good or bad your speed control is.
“It’s just another visual to give you feedback of what exactly you’re doing,” Gregg said.
Gregg said she uses the drill every time before she goes out to play because it’s a great way to adjust to different green speeds.
So the next time you find yourself in need to find the speed of the greens quickly, try using the ghost hole and the alignment rod to quickly find out how well you have your speed control dialed in.