For a ‘Bullet-Proof Skill Drill’ to both make sense and help you improve, it must be efficient, logical, relevant and make sense! When you engage in a ‘Golf Drill’ you need to have a discernable purpose and practicality! Why am I doing this! Is it beneficial over an extended period of time? The answer has to be “Yes!” If it is “No!’, don’t waste any more time at it.
Weak or bad drills are sadly counterproductive! There is absolutely no reason to “Practise Bad Habits!” unless you actually expect to get better at them … knowingly or unknowingly!
You likely already know our ‘555 Golf’ activity or routine upon arriving at the golf parking lot. Tune your own mental frequency to a golf dedicated personal radio station. The last thing you would undertake is to head to the Driving Range to warm up hitting your driver! If you do not warm up properly, you shall sooner or later pay the price familiar to tens of thousands of nice folks who think they are ‘Work Smart Golf’. (see ‘Soft Tissue and Skeletal Injury’)
You know or should know our ‘Bullet-Proof Skill Drills’. Knowing that you have already done some dedicated ‘Stretches’, here are a very simple warm-up sequence that might also work for you! Remember, ‘Putting & Chipping’ (All Golf Strikes) are about ‘Distance & Direction’. Get both of those facets accomplished and you end up in the cup … Rattle Rattle!
‘A List Just For You’ … 1) The Down & Back Drill, 2) The Inching or Stimp Drill. Think and try to be practise on Dead Flat Greens for a moment. Stimp 3 grass gives you three feet of roll per inch of stroke. Master the 10 Inch Universal Stroke Pattern to a point of reliability! (10 x 3 = 30 feet) Progress to 11, to 12, to 13, to 14 inches … all the way out to ‘19 Stroke Inches’. (5 inches outside your Brace Shoe) We refer to this as ‘The Optimal Stroke Length’ (OSL). More explanation required? Happy to provide! You will soon become The Boss Of The Moss!) 3) The 4 Corner Drill with a Zero Break or Fall Line Tee, 4) The 5 Ball Circle Drill, 5) The 6 Ball Spiral Drill (each ball gets farther away from the cup and changes in break (Variable Distance & Direction), 6) Putting From The Fringe or First Cut … an alternative to ‘Chipping or Bump & Run’. Your ‘Putter’ is the most predictable or reliable club in your bag! Use it for more than one single procedure! The ball loves ‘End Over End Rolls from the Fringe & First Cut’!