Mastering Breaking Putts
I know you’ve been there; it’s that moment during the 9th or 10th hole probably where you need to do your most-feared breaking putt.
Don’t feel insecure about it though. Everyone has a breaking putt they dread. Whether it may be a right to left breaking putt, a left to right or even both, you will miss because you will under-commit to your pre-shot routine and you will miss that putt.
Breaking putts is a sure confidence destroyer of any good-going game. But here’s a little exercise from me to you to help you dominate all kinds of breaking putts you may encounter in the near future.
You’re going to need:
- Some golf balls
- Four golf tees
- And a five or six-foot breaking putt of any approach you choose
- Place one tee as your starting point.
- Then, place another tee at the hole. This is your end point. Treat the placement of the first and second tee as a clock face. If you’re coming from the right, for example, you are coming from 5’oclock. The hole should be at 11’oclock.
- Then place two tees in the middle. These are your “gates”. These gates are a visual target enabling you to visualize your ball path through the break that would create your swing. It allows you to fully commit a shot, enabling you to improve your breaking putt success and gain more confidence throughout your game!