Putting Drill – 30 Putt Test

How Does Your Putting 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

  • Putting Drill - Pace 4 tees a putter length away from the holeTake 4 tee pegs and place them at 4 compass points around the hole 1 meter away (your putter’s length away).

  • Putting Drill - Putt 10 balls one putter length away from the holeUsing 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.

  • Putting Drill - Putt 10 balls two putter lengths away from the holeNow move the tee pegs out to 2 putter lengths away, hit 10 more putts and take your score.

  • Putting Drill - Putt 10 balls three putter lengths away from the holeFinally, move the tee pegs out to 3 putter lengths away , hit 10 putts and take your score.

  • Putter Drill - Compare how many of the 30 putts you sunk and compare your resultsYou 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!