#64 Web TV: One of the Great Putting Secrets – One Handed Putt Drill

Putting in Golf- One Handed Putt Drill

Last week I was sharing with you how to set your golf goals for the year ahead. I also offered a putting plan to get the ball rolling so to speak.

In order to make sure you are getting your putting plan correct I thought it would be a great idea over the next few weeks to show you how to do the drills correctly. I want to ensure that you get your putting technique just right!

One thing before I share what you need to do here, is remember the putting plan is for purposeful practice. If you do it correctly you will be focused and you will get the results.

Here we are going to look at the half a metre putt and the one metre putt with your right hand (for right handed golfers). If you are a left handed player then you will use your left hand for this.

What you need for this putting drill – the One Handed Putt Drill – Half Metre Putt;

  • Putter
  • 5 golf balls
  • One Tee

When you are on the putting green, start from the hole and place the tee down half a metre from the hole. Use the tee as your starting point. Place your 5 golf balls at the tee ready to start the putting drill.

Set yourself up as you would to putt. Make sure your putting stance is correct, feet shoulder width apart, your eyes are set up so that you are looking down at the ball.

Take your grip with your right hand with the palm of your hand facing the hole. If you have the palm of your right hand facing the hole, you will have the putter face facing the hole. (refer to the above video)

The plan here is to putt the ball into the hole ensuring the putter face stays square facing the hole. You want to make sure that the right arm continues forward once you have made contact with your golf ball, as the putter needs to follow the ball. You want to think that you are doing an underarm throw, the arm has to continue to follow the ball so the ball goes in the desired direction.

The wrist on your right hand doesn’t move about, it stays fixed in position, the action comes from your arm and shoulder. (refer to the video above)

You need to putt the ball in the hole 20 times in a row before you move onto the next drill. Just hitting 20 putts whether they go in or out won’t help your concentration, you need to make sure that you focus on this drill. If you focus when you are doing your putting drills, it will help you immensley when you are out on the golf course.

Once you have completed that drill you can then move onto the next drill which is basically the same drill except you are one metre away from the hole.

What you need for this putting drill – the One Handed Putt Drill – One Metre Putt;

  • Putter
  • 5 golf balls
  • One Tee

When you are on the putting green, start from the hole and place the tee down one metre from the hole. Use the tee as your starting point. Place your 5 golf balls at the tee ready to start the putting drill.

Set yourself up as you would to putt. Make sure your putting stance is correct, feet shoulder width apart, your eyes are set up so that you are looking down at the ball.

Take your grip with your right hand with the palm of your hand facing the hole. If you have the palm of your right hand facing the hole, you will have the putter face facing the hole. (refer to the above video)

The plan here is to putt the ball into the hole ensuring the putter face stays square facing the hole. You want to make sure that the right arm continues forward once you have made contact with your golf ball, as the putter needs to follow the ball. You want to think that you are doing an underarm throw, the arm has to continue to follow the ball so the ball goes in the desired direction.

The wrist on your right hand doesn’t move about, it stays fixed in position, the action comes from your arm and shoulder. (refer to the video above)

You need to putt the ball in the hole 20 times in a row before you move onto the next drill of the putting plan.  If you focus with your drills it will help the concentration when you are playing your competition golf.

The special surpirse I have in store for you is if you leave a comment below, your name will go into a draw at the end of each month for a $25 gift voucher. (for more details refer to the video above)

To your golfing success,

If you enjoyed this video please do me a favour, share with your friends on facebook and please leave your comments below.

Tiffany Mika

P.S. If you want to learn β€œHow to Putt Better” then you can learn how to putt in the comfort of your own home. Find out more about the β€˜How to Putt Better” by clicking here.

About Tiffany Mika

Tiffany Mika is incredibly passionate about golf and shares with you her knowledge about the game. She shows how you can have an exciting a life when you learn to play golf as you can travel the world playing exotic destinations and meeting lots of fantastic people who all share the same passion for golf.

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28 Responses to #64 Web TV: One of the Great Putting Secrets – One Handed Putt Drill

  1. Carmel Dal Ponte January 7, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    Tiffany – great initiative on the video of the putting plan. I am determined this year that I will have purposeful practice sessions & your drill plan is my first step toward this goal. Struggling with the right hand drill & hopefully your video technique explanation will assist me greatly now and reduce my early frustration levels !

    • Stephen davison January 9, 2014 at 8:47 am #

      Tiff
      I would love the putting plan. Since i been looking at your video, which is about 3 Mths i have reduce my H/Cap by 5 Strokes. Thank You
      Stephen

      • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

        Hi Stephen

        Thank you so much for the great feedback about my videos! I love hearing the success people are having. Congratulations Stephen on reducing your handicap thus far by 5 strokes!

        Great achievement!!!

        I have sent you the Putting Plan.

        Looking forward to hearing how you go this year.

        Tiff πŸ™‚

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:17 pm #

      Hi Carmel

      Thank you for the great feedback about the Putting Plan. I thought it would be a good idea to help get the ball rolling.

      Golf is a frustrating game but it can be exhilarating as well at the same time! It only takes a few tweaks with technique and it can make all the difference.

      Looking forward to hearing how you go.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  2. Theresa Holliday January 8, 2014 at 1:00 am #

    Hi Tiff. Yr putting exercise is simple but effective. It will greatly improve my putting in upcoming games, tks again. Theresa

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

      Hi Theresa

      Yes it is. We have worked on it in the Clinics on Mondays as well.

      Looking forward to hearing how the progress goes.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  3. Pat January 8, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    Thanks. This is a great drill to learn to focus. Is there any point in doing it with the less dominant hand? I’m a righty… but it might be a good idea to practice with my left… what do you think?

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

      Hi Pat

      Yes it is a great drill for focus! Yes definitely do it with left hand. I do teach this as well because you need to get the feel of what the left hand needs to do in putting. I do that for the ones who are keen to practice and perfect their stroke.

      Let me know how you go with it.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  4. Carrie Choong-Kaw January 8, 2014 at 7:50 am #

    It’s a great tip! My take out is to keep the right arm tucked into the body and the palm towards the target. I was practicing on the carpet and my putting is going straight to the target every time! I’m going to introduce this tip to my golfing friends!

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      Hi Carrie

      Thanks for the comment. You have got it!

      I look forward to hearing how the results go out when you are playing on the course. Thanks for sharing with your friends.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  5. joy January 8, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    thanks Tiffany, looking forward to putting this drill into practice.

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

      Hi Joy

      Thanks for leaving a comment. Let me know how you go with the practice!!!

      Cheers

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  6. Kaye platt January 8, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

    Thanks Tiff,
    I have been missing a lot of putts right of the hole, I will practice this drill and hope it sorts out my putting.
    Kaye

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:28 pm #

      Hi Kaye

      Practice this as much as you can! It will help but you need to make sure you do it over and over again!

      Remember 20 putts in a row!

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  7. Di Murphy January 9, 2014 at 7:03 pm #

    Thanks Tiff – Yeh I can put in the right direction and sink the ball – even the boys are impressed now!! Di

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:37 pm #

      Hi Di

      Sounds like you are going from strength to strength! Keep impressing the boys Di! That is awesome!!!!

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  8. Helen Georgiadis January 10, 2014 at 2:17 pm #

    Hello Tiffany. What a great drill. Thanks for explaining it so clearly on your video. Will definitely be practicing this weekend. Cheers. Helen

    • Tiffany Mika January 11, 2014 at 6:39 pm #

      Hi Helen

      Yes it is an easy drill yet it does help the focus for sure. You are welcome and thanks for the nice comments.

      Let me know how practice goes!

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  9. Jenny Watts January 15, 2014 at 7:51 am #

    Thanks Tiffany! It makes perfect sense! I’m going to try it out tomorrow πŸ™‚

    • Tiffany Mika January 15, 2014 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Jenny

      Great and thanks! Let me know how the practice goes.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  10. Shannon Miller February 8, 2014 at 4:50 pm #

    Thank you for the putting plan and the links to your videos. I’m feeling pretty excited about my golf. My plan is in place with regards to lowering my handicap. I’ll keep in touch and let you know how I go. Many thanks for all of your advice.

    Shannon:)

    • Tiffany Mika February 9, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

      Hi Shannon
      That is fantastic that you are excited about your golf. You are welcome for the putting plan. Enjoy the practice!

      And yes keep in touch

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  11. Owen Sullivan February 11, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi Tiffany the last 3games I have played I have been using your putting programe
    Each game I have played with different people and they have all said how my putting has improved
    My maximum is now 2 putts any where on the green

    • Tiffany Mika February 18, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

      Hi Owen

      What great news! Keep up the great work…keep improving it each and every day πŸ™‚

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  12. Leah Wright February 13, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Hi Tiffany

    Thank you for sharing your putting plan and links to your videos. I’m excited about improving my putting and my golf in general. My goal is single figures this year and purposeful practice is the only way I will be able to get there. I’ll keep you posted.

    Cheers, Leah πŸ™‚

    • Tiffany Mika February 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

      Hi Leah

      Thanks for sharing your goals for this year. I wish you the best of luck and yes it is so important to work on your game and make it purposeful, all practice sessions!

      Looking forward to hearing your progress.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

  13. Dean November 19, 2015 at 3:49 am #

    Excellent drill. I am curious though. Why use the right-hand (bottom hand) for a right-handed putter? I am a right handed putter and when doing this drill in the past, I always used my left-hand (top hand). Thanks for the clarification.

    • Tiffany Mika November 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm #

      Hi Dean

      Glad you enjoyed the tip.

      You can use the right hand at the bottom… you want control and understand what your right needs to do.

      Tiff πŸ™‚

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