Instruction – The Three Gate Putting Drill
If breaking 30 putts for 18-holes seems like something out of a fantasy book, then it’s time to embark on the journey of navigating the “three putting gates”. You’ll need your magical putter, six enchanted tees, and a few ordinary golf balls.
This journey starts on a 6-foot, straight putt. On this journey, you’ll need to pass through all three gates.
GATE ONE: The Putter Gate
Place a tee on the outside edges of the putter head with about ¼ inch gap between the putter head and tee.
Make your stroke without hitting either tee.
If you hit the outside tee you’ll make heel contact.
If you hit the inside tee you’ll make toe contact.
You must make three putts in a row without touching either tee, otherwise, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
GATE TWO: The Ball Gate
Place two tees 18-24 inches from the ball, slightly wider than the width of the ball. These tees should be on the start-line of the putt.
When set up correctly, your ball will pass through the gates and finish in the hole.
The ball making contact with either tee is an indicator that the club face was not square at impact.
You must hole four putts in a row without touching the tee, otherwise, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
GATE THREE: The Hole Gate
Place tees level with the front of the hole and in line with the edges of the cup. Narrowing the cup requires great club face control and start-line precision.
You must hole five putts in a row without touching the tee, otherwise, YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
Get started on your journey of BREAKING 30 putts today!