String It out Lag Putting Drill
1. Cut multiple pieces of string, each about three feet long.
2. Lay the string out on a putting green, evenly spaced, each string about three  feet apart, across your chosen putting line.
3. Start about 10 feet behind  the first string. Now putt a ball and try  to roll it just over the first string. Putt a second ball and try to  roll it just over the second string, and  so on. When you reach the last  string, start working your way back to the first string.
4. Once you become good at stopping balls in-between the string,
start  varying the distances - put to the first string, then the fifth, then   the third, then the last, and so on, varying your distances. This drill  takes your mind off the line (and also off a target) and allows you to  focus on speed
and feel.

 Ball Mix-Up Drill

This distance putting drill is similar to the string drill above, except that in
this one we are putting at a hole.
1. Drop balls at 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50
feet from a cup.
2. Start from 10 feet and putt to the hole. Make sure that  if you don't  sink the putt, you leave the ball no more than three feet from the hole.
3. Now go back to 50 feet and do the same. Then continue from each   distance, but don't go in order - mix up the distances, from 10 to 50 to 30 to
40 to 20 to 40 to 10 to 30 and so on, in random order. The goal  is to leave
yourself no more than three feet on your misses. Great  distance control equals  great lag putting, which means no 3-putts.

Close Your Eyes to Improve Feel 
1. Place  three balls each at distances of 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50 feet  from your target  (putt toward a hole, a tee in the ground, the fringe, a dropped headcover).
2. At each station, putt the first ball as you normally would. But  for  the second and third balls at each station, set up with your eyes open,  but then close your eyes just before making the stroke.
This drill will help hone your feel on the greens.

Putt Distance Drill 
When golfers talk about lag putting, we mean that while we hope to make  every putt we also want to make  sure that if we miss we are left with a  short, easy putt. Good lag putting  means never 3-putting.
This drill forces you to control your speed in order to guarantee a  2-putt.
1. Set up 30 feet from the hole.
2. Putt five balls at a  time.  Then walk to the cup and knock the balls in.
3. Make 50 consecutive   2-putts. If you 3-putt, start over.

This drill not only teaches lag putting, it also gets you into pressure  situations. Imagine making 48 2-putts in a row.
Putts 49 and 50 are  really going to test your nerves. If you have too much
trouble making 50 2-putts in a row from 30 feet, then start from a shorter
distance. Try  20 feet, and move out to 30 once 2-putting from 20 is

Fringe Benefits
Drill 1.  Get five  balls and drop them 10 feet from the edge of the green. 2. Putt toward   the fringe (don't worry about putting at a hole, just focus on speed and feel).
Try to get each ball to roll about one foot onto the fringe  without leaving any  short and without running any beyond the fringe into the rough. 3. Back up to 20  feet and repeat, and repeat again at 30 and 40 feet

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