For many years I have used this drill in my one-day golf schools, summer junior programs, evening clinics, and individual putting lessons. It takes the hole out of the equation, with a total focus on distance control. This drill will challenge all players - from the rank beginner to a single-digit handicapper - and will help keep the boredom out of your practice session.
I'm not positive, but I believe I learned this string drill years ago from a noted sports psychologist named Dr. David Cook.
This is how it works: Cut five or six pieces of string, about three-feet long each, and lay them down on the practice green, progressively farther away. Space them about three feet apart.
I like to start at about 20 feet, but you can do this from 60 feet or wherever suits you. You can practice downhill or uphill.
Get out a dozen balls and try to roll them so that each ball stops in-between the strings. Use your eyes - look and react to create feel for distance.
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