Speaker 1: Hi, this is Brad Ott, Director of Instruction at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney.
Today what I'd like to talk to you about a drill that I used with my students to help them control their speed a little bit better.
There's a couple components to controlling speed; rhythm, tempo, contact, you want to hit the ball sound.
Today we're going to talk about rhythm and tempo.
A drill that I like to use to help train rhythm and tempo, it's called the three tee drill.
To set this up, all you have to do is have a tee in the middle, one tee a grip length on the backstroke, and one tee a grip length on the follow through side.
It doesn't matter how these are, just as long as they're the same.
You want the length of the back stroke and the follow through to be exactly the same.
What you're going to do, is you're going to set your putter, not the ball, set your putter even with this tee right here in the middle.
You're going to take the putter back to the back tee, you're gonna go through to the front tee, and what you're gonna do, is you're gonna record the distance of the put.
In this case my put is rolling about seven feet.
The goal to this drill, in order to get your rhythm and tempo the same, your goal is to get these balls to go the same distance.
If it goes a little bit too far and you're able to manage the back stroke and the follow through within those tees, odds are your tempo changed.
You got faster.
If the ball goes a little short, that means your tempo slowed down.
What you're trying to do is you're trying to repeat that tempo and that rhythm over and over.
If you do that, you should be able to get these balls to roll within a few inches of each other, and that's gonna help you with your tempo and your rhythm, which should allow you to control your speed better.
I hope this three tee drill helps you get a little bit better rhythm, a little bit better tempo, and allows you to control the speed of your puts, and hopefully you'll make more puts.