Like most golfers, your putting is probably in desperate need of improvement. The problem is that practicing your putting can be...just...so....boring. But don't worry, because GOLF Top 100 Teacher John Dunigan is here to help with a series of fun drills and games. Dunigan, a Top 100 Teacher since 2017, has a new book on the market: Hole it! Master Putting's 3 Essential Skills. It's a must-read for anybody looking to save strokes on the green, and fellow Top 100 teacher Martin Hall even featured the book on Golf Channel earlier this week. https://twitter.com/GCA/status/1054875140780122112 There's a ton of great info in the book, but the part I particularly enjoyed were the various putting games Dunigan lays out in section four. They're fun, easy, and will almost certainly improve your putting. Here are a few of my favorites.
The Mushroom ChallengeHow to play
- Find a straight putt and place three balls on the ground.
- Then, take six more balls and surround the hole in a mushroom or oval shape.
- You'll be left with a straight putt of about five feet, two four-footers diagonally from those balls, two three footers either side of the hole, and finally two more four footers beyond the hole.
- The goal? To make all of them in a row.