Wouldn’t you love to know how the pros putt so consistently well.
The bottom line is of course they spend so much time practising but they have a few tricks that can help you improve your own putting, particularly the short ones.
Most problems with short putts come from poor alignment. Poor alignment causes you to compensate by swinging across the line of the putt to get the ball into the hole, This drill fixes both the problem and the compensation because it gets your clubface aligned well and if you cut across the line you will hit the clubs, instant feedback
This putting drill is one the pro’s use in their hotel rooms each night,
If your putter face is square to the target and your putter moves back and through there’s not much else you need to do to putt well especially on the short ones.
This is a short putt drill so set your target (an upturned cup is a good one) about one metre away.
Put two of your longer irons (say a 3iron and 4 iron) on the ground parallel slightly wider than your putter so that the putter can move freely back and forth, about one cm leeway on either side.
Line the clubs up straight at your target and place your golf ball in between the clubs.
Practise using this drill for 10 minutes a day and in a couple of weeks your putting will have improved out of sight.