Golf Putting Drill & Test: How Do You Compare To The Pros?

This is one of my favourite putting drills. It can also be used as a test to compare yourself with professional golfers to see how you fare.

By now, you can probably well appreciate how an improvement in your putting will have a direct and immediate positive impact on your scores…

But very few golfers practice putting enough or practice correctly. I think it’s easy to get bored quite quickly on the practice putting green and for practice time to lack focus and purpose.

This drill is designed to change that!

Watch the video below (or read the summary), go and give the putting drill a try and make a note of your score:

Putting Drill – Video Summary

  • Take 4 tee pegs and place them at 4 compass points around the hole 1 meter away (your putter’s length away).
  • Using a single golf ball, make a putt from each tee peg (you’ll be hitting 4 different putts with 4 different types of subtle break).
  • Make a total of 10 putts i.e. do 2½ laps round the hole. Make a note of how many putts you sink.
  • Now move the tee pegs out to 2 putter lengths away, hit 10 more putts and take your score.
  • Finally, move the tee pegs out to 3 putter lengths away , hit 10 putts and take your score.
  • You should have a total score out of 30. See the chart below to see how you compare to top professionals.

There’s no reason why any level of golfer can’t reach the upper teens and even 20 putts out of 30!


All Putting Tips

Video Preview of Putting Alignment - How to Line Up
Video Preview of Putting Tips on Ball Position
Video Preview of Putting Tips - Eyes Above the Ball
Video Preview of Putting Grip - How to Grip a Putter
Video Preview of Putting Tips on the Putting Stroke
Video Preview of Putting Tips on Distance Control
Video Preview of 5 Different Putting Grip Styles
Video Preview of Putting Tips on How to Read Greens 1
Video Preview of Putting Tips on How to Putt using a Hybrid
Video Preview of Putting Drill #1 - The Simple 30 Putt Drill
Video Preview of Putting Drill to Improve Putting Stroke
Video Preview of Putting Drill to Sink More Putts