Perfect Your Putting
HK National Coach Brad Schadewitz describes his key putting drills
As my role with the national team involves spending more time with our elite players, one of my first objectives is to work on improving their short games. Generally speaking, Hong Kong golfers have traditionally struggled in this department partly because of the lack of short game facilities available. Working on your putting and shots around the green will lower scores more quickly than spending the same amount of time spent on your long game.
The oft-quoted stat that putting accounts for around 40-50% of your shots is entirely correct – so this is where I will spend the majority of the time with the national team members. Once they combine improved putting with chipping and then pitching exercises and greenside bunker play the effect on their scores should be substantial.
The first thing I evaluate in a player for any shot is the ability to set up and aim correctly. Here are some keys I look at in putting:
Written by Brad Schadewitz
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