After the student becomes comfortable over a 3 to 4 foot putt (see Lesson #1), it is time for the second lesson. All we are going to do now is increase the length of the putt to 10 to 20 feet! During this lesson the instructor needs to reinforce the six basic skills learned in the first lesson. As the swing/stroke will be longer and need more force, it will be more challenging for the student keep their form. It is imperative that the instructor video the student and do a side by side comparison with their short putt stroke.
It is time to add one more key point to the six learned in Lesson
#7 Hold the Finish: It is important that the student hold their finish at the end of the stroke. This habit needs to be learned and reinforced as early as possible as it is part of every golf swing, not just the putt.
So that is it for this week's lesson. It is just another stepping stone on the golf path to greatness!
HOMEWORK - PRACTICE GOALS: Putt at a dime or penny instead of the hole. Do not just try to hit the coin, but also try to make all your putts stop about six inches past the hole. The key goal here is to control your speed so all your putts go the same distance beyond the cup.