We’ll be sharing some of the best drills from some of golf’s finest players to get you started on the right foot for your 2020 golf season. Today, we bring the “Gate Drill” that Tiger Woods uses religiously.
If you pay attention to Tiger Woods and his warmup routine, he always starts on the putting green. He’s methodical and uses his “Gate Drill” to make sure everything’s moving the way it should with his flat stick.
Tiger places tees just outside the toe and heel of this putter to form a gate. He starts with a short putt, about three feet. Tiger strokes putt after putt thought the gate, his head stays perfectly still, something we should all learn to accomplish.
He doesn’t just hit three or four. Tiger hits putt after putt until he knows he’s honed in.
After he’s honed in on the three-footer, he’ll move a little further back. You might want to try from six feet then 10 feet.
Use this drill, make it part of your pre-round routine and practice routine.
Here’s Tiger in his own words, on how he uses this Gate Drill:
“I use this drill all the time. Three feet from a hole, I push two tees in the ground just outside the heel and toe, forming a gate for the putter head. I alternate hitting 12 putts with my right hand only, then six with both hands, until I make 50 or 100 in a row. If I miss, I start over.”
How’s that for serious practice?
If it’s good enough for Tiger Woods, it’s good enough for you!