Charles Schwab Challenge

Colonial Country Club


Chuck Cook: Set Up A Backboard To Learn Speed Control


Golfers spend so much time on the greens reading break, but pace is more important to good putting. Get in the habit of hitting your putts with enough speed that they always reach the hole. Here's a drill that will help you develop your distance control: Lay a club down on the practice green about two feet past a hole and then practice hitting putts, starting at about 10 feet (above). Sinking the putt is ideal, but if you miss, where the ball stops is important, too. You want to work on your speed so the ball stops past the hole but doesn't bump into the club. That way, you'll have a much easier time making second putts on the course. As you go through this drill, gradually move back to 15, 20 and 25 feet. Hit several putts from each distance, and keep track of how many you leave between the cup and the club. Remember, knocking them in is pretty good, too.


No. 2: Chuck Cook


Teaches: Jason Dufner