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Yardstick Drill


Description: The Yardstick Drill helps you develop a system to gauge your putting stroke length for different distances of putts.

Summary:
  1. Start at the center of a yardstick and put a white piece of tape around it. Then two inches to the right and two inches to the left put a yellow piece of tape. Continue this every two inches (or one if you choose) with different color tape until the end of the stick on both sides.
  2. Walk off putts at 3 feet, 6 feet, 9 feet and so on to find out how long you have to make your putting stroke to get the ball to roll that determined distance.
  3. As you practice with the yardstick enough you will teach yourself the proper putting stroke for varying distances. For instance, for a 6 foot put, you might say to yourself, "o.k. that's blue to blue." Blue may be 4 inches back and 4 inches through or whatever length you marked it to be.
  4. Practice the Yardstick Drill so that on the course you will be able to visualize the colors and know how long your stroke must be for different length putts.
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