The Will Robins Plan: Beginner Basics

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Lesson 1: The Ultimate Stroke-Saver

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OVERVIEW

The first thing developing golfers need to learn is, this game is about getting the ball in the hole in the fewest number of strokes, not hitting 300-yard drives or launching high-flying iron shots into the greens. The club that finishes off every hole is the putter, and usually with a short putt. In this video, Will Robins shows you how to make those makeable putts—every time.

SWING THOUGHTS

When practicing putting, focus on grooving three-foot putts
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On short putts, the No. 1 key is a square face at impact
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Pick a target smaller than the hole to improve your aim
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DRILLS

Putt Tee to Tee

  • Place two tees in the ground a few feet apart.
  • Start from one tee and putt to the other. This small target teaches precision.
  • See how many times in a row you can hit the tee.

Putting Skills Challenge

  • Place a tee directly behind the center of a hole.
  • Hit putts at the tee, narrowing your focus to a small target.
  • See if you can make at least eight out of 10 putts.
Lesson 2: Start at the Finish
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  • What all good players get right
  • Appreciating the good miss
  • One swing thought for a lifetime

The Will Robins Plan: Beginner Basics

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Lesson 1: The Ultimate Stroke-Saver
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Lesson 2: Start at the Finish
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Lesson 3: When the Green is not Your Target
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Lesson 4: Let Simple Shots be Simple
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Lesson 5: Beat Your Nerves in the Sand
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Lesson 6: How to Avoid Three-Putts
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Lesson 7: Golf is not a Mental Game
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Lesson 8: The Right Time to Hit Driver
The Will Robins Plan: Beginner BasicsINDEX
 Lesson 1: The Ultimate Stroke-Saver
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Lesson 1: The Ultimate Stroke-Saver
  • The No. 1 key to making short putts
  • Learn to steady your stroke
  • A simple drill for sharper focus
Lesson 2: Start at the Finish
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Lesson 2: Start at the Finish
  • What all good players get right
  • Appreciating the good miss
  • One swing thought for a lifetime
Lesson 3: When the Green is not Your Target
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Lesson 3: When the Green is not Your Target
  • Avoiding ego shots that don’t work
  • How to think one shot ahead
  • Playing with confidence from the rough
  Lesson 4: Let Simple Shots be Simple
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Lesson 4: Let Simple Shots be Simple
  • Developing a low-stress short game
  • The best chipping club in your bag
  • Forget the “good player” shot
 Lesson 5: Beat Your Nerves in the Sand
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Lesson 5: Beat Your Nerves in the Sand
  • A two-step process for easy outs
  • How to lose your fear—quickly
  • Fixing common bunker faults
Lesson 6: How to Avoid Three-Putts
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Lesson 6: How to Avoid Three-Putts
  • The best mind-set for long putting
  • Dialing in your touch on the greens
  • Put your practice strokes to work
Lesson 7: Golf is not a Mental Game
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Lesson 7: Golf is not a Mental Game
  • Why a positive attitude is not enough
  • Tapping your best emotional state
  • How your hat can keep you on track
Lesson 8: The Right Time to Hit Driver
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Lesson 8: The Right Time to Hit Driver
  • Your best strategies off the tee
  • Avoid careless driving mistakes
  • How to become a confident driver