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Putting Practice Coaching Plan

In the Putting Practice Coaching Plan, we have included a number of drills to help you improve your putting ability.  This is to provide you with some putting drills to help you to improve the elements that make up a biomechanically sound putting stroke.

Putting Practice Coaching Plan

 

When you attempt to learn a new skill, you go through a process of learning from beginner to expert.  We will guide you through that process to make your learning experience enjoyable and productive.  For your part, you need an open and inquisitive mind and be prepared to challenge yourself to make a positive change.

 

Putting Practice Coaching Plan looks at ways that you can develop your ability through putting activities.  This is especially important if you have been putting poorly for some time, you need to break things down slowly and take the time to consolidate each change before moving onto the next.

 

Lesson Learning Outcomes

 

The Putting Practice Coaching Plan aims to:

 

  • Inspire golfers to develop a biomechanically sound putting technique
  • Golf is a motor skill and therefore, requires repetition of movement through focused drills to help your brain store the new skill.
  • Help golfers develop good stance, posture and balance
  • Refine motor skill in relation to the putting stroke
  • Practice striking the golf ball in the centre of the putter face
  • Maintain the follow through
  • Improve pace and distance control

 

Why Practice?

 

When learning a motor skill everyone goes through 3 stages of learning.  The stages of learning are:

 

  • The cognitive stage is when you are introduced to a skill. During the cognitive stage your success rate will only be 2 or 3 times out of 10.  Many golfers give up on making changes at this stage because they feel that the new technique is not working.
  • The motor phase sees the level of success rise to 5-7 out of 10. This is the stage where you really start to get to grips with the new technique.  It often requires focused coaching and practice drills.
  • When you reach the automotive phase, the success rate is high at between 8-9 out of 10. You have to put the practice time in to get to this stage.

  

Practice Method?

 

The best way to think about your practice sessions is to break them down into two types, blocked and random.

 

Blocked practice is when you use golf drills, hitting shots with the same club to specific targets.  This could be applied to all aspects of golf performance, putting, short game and full swing shots.

 

Random practice is designed to help you take your new skills out onto the course.  With random practice you practice by changing clubs and targets trying to simulate what you will face when you get onto the course.

 

Examples of how you could incorporate the blocked and random practice methods for putting are:

 

  • Blocked – Setting up a practice mat at home and using a putting laser, to develop your ability to hit the ball in the centre of the club face.
  • Random – Then go to the putting green and still using your lazer, go through your putting routine, on various holes at random distances. You are still focused on improving your ability to hit the ball in the centre of the putting face.
  • Blocked – Remove the laser and then practice from a set distance to a particular hole.
  • Random – Then go through your putting routine, on various holes at random distances.

 

This form of practice structure can help you take your new skills out on the course with confidence.

 

Course Content

 

The Putting Practice Coaching Plan consists of a 5-video series looking at:

 

  • Putting lazer drill
  • Putting ladder drill
  • Putting rod drill
  • Putting wheel drill
  • Clock putting drill

What Next

 

To take part in any of the Green2Tee Golf coaching plans you will need to become a member.

What You Will Learn

  • How to structure putting practice
  • Setting a learning aim
  • Putting practice sections
  • Why putting on an indoor putting mat helps
  • Use of feeback training aids
  • What to practice on the putting green
  • Practice routine

Lesson 1

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection

What You Will Learn

  • Contacting the centre of the putter face
  • Keeping the centre of your putter face on the target line

Lesson 2

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a putting green for practice
  • Putter
  • Putting lazer
  • Golf balls x 3
  • Tour stick training aids x 3
  • Tee pegs x 2

What You Will Learn

  • Green reading practice
  • Putting technique practice
  • Putting distance control
  • Putting confidence

 

Lesson 3

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Easy Roller (you could just roll the ball rather than buying a roller)
  • Putter
  • Golf balls x 3

What You Will Learn

  • Help you identify the power source for your putting stroke
  • Improve distance control
  • prevent you from breaking your wrists during the stroke.

 

Lesson 4

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a putting green for practice
  • Putter
  • Putting rod
  • Golf balls x 3
  • Tour stick training aids x 3
  • Tee pegs x 2

What You Will Learn

  • Contacting the centre of the putter face
  • Keeping the centre of your putter face on the target line

 

Lesson 5

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a putting green for practice
  • Putter
  • Putting Wheel golf balls x 3
  • Tour stick training aids x 3
  • Tee pegs x 2

What You Will Learn

  • Improve green reading
  • Putting technique
  • Shot routine practice
  • Putting confidence 

Lesson 6

What You Need

  • A media device mobile, tablet, laptop or computer
  • Internet connection
  • Access to a putting matt or green for practice
  • Putter
  • Golf balls x 1
  • Tee pegs x 12
  • Tape measure

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