Speaker 1: Hi this is Brad Ott [director 00:00:01] in structure, here at TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, Texas.
All right today I want to talk to you about a way to work on your rhythm.
One of the ways that I was taught as a tour player from my coach is to work on what's called the Three Tee Drill.
Now what the Three Tee Drill does is allows you to work on the rhythm of your stroke which is often misunderstood and really not worked on or trained enough from some of my beginner golfers and weekend golfers.
Something I encourage them to work on a lot because if you have good rhythm you're going to have good speed.
If you have good speed you're going to make a lot of putts.
So what you do ...
Here's how you set this exercise up.
You need three tees.
What you're going to do is set one tee down.
Then you're simply going to find an equidistance point for both other tee's.
I will use my [grip 00:00:38] for this.
I'll set tee right here on the backstroke a grip a way.
It's got to be exact.
You want to make sure you're exact and I'll set a tee up on the follow through stroke.
Now what this does is this builds exactly equidistant points.
Now the stroke, if you think about it, is like a grandfather clock.
It works tick tock.
If it were to go any further over here or shorter over here, you're no longer a [pendelum 00:01:01] stroke.
You're becoming what's called a controlled putter and you're now manipulating the stroke.
The best putters in the world, they have a pendulum stroke.
However far it goes back, that's how far it goes through.
In other words, the weight of the putter is what's swinging.
They're not actually hitting putts, they're swinging the putter.
Here's how you set up for this.
You set your putter even with the tee.
Not the ball, but the putter even with the tee.
At this point in time you'll set the ball obviously right in front of the putter.
Your goal in this exercise is to taka it back to the back tee and through to the front tee.
Then once you do that, back tee, front tee, you'll get a distance.
In this case the greens are rolling about ten here and I'm getting about, I'd say nine feet of roll.
Here's the way you manage this exercise.
Here's what you're trying to master.
You're trying to setup to the putt and you're trying to reproduce that same [tempo 00:01:53].
You're trying to get it back to the back tee and through to the front tee.
What you'll find is, that ball should go relatively close to the same distance as the previous ball before.
If you're seeing that happen that tells me that your pendulum is starting to work in a very universal motion.
In other words, however far it goes back, that's how far it goes through.
It's very equal on both sides.
Once you can get your back swing and follow through equal, you have a pendulum stroke, you can get real consistent rhythm which in turn should give you very consistent speed.
So work on your pendulum with the Three Tee Drill, get that rhythm down and I think you're going to have a lot more putts go in.