Golf Tips

Putting Tip #15 Warm Up Routine

Stroke
Before your next round take 3 golf balls to the practice putting green. Without aiming at a hole putt all 3 balls to nowhere. All 3 balls should come to rest within an 18 inch circle. This will help you to discover what stroke timing you have that day. Keep all strokes toe to toe.

Pace
Then walk to the fringe of the practice putting green place 3 balls 3 feet from the fringe. Putt all 3 balls to the fringe. Repeat this process at 6 and 9 feet. This will help you to discover what pace is required that day for each distance based upon the stimp meter of the greens as well as the affects of other playing conditions like early tee time with morning dew on the ground requires a bigger back stroke to generate the pace needed or late tee time with wind which dried out the greens requires a shorter back stroke to generate the pace needed. Keep all strokes toe to toe.

Path
Last place 3 balls 3 feet from a hole. Putt all 3 balls to the hole. Repeat this process at 6 and 9 feet. This will help you discover what path direction your stroke is today. For example, if most of the putts are either in the cup or miss right then today aim left edge or if most of the putts are either in the cup or miss left today then aim right edge. Do not attempt to interpret each putt as to whether or not your stroke is inside out or outside in. It could be your aim line or set up. Simply play with the path you showed up with that day.