Golfers in St. Louis County will now have a convenient location just off of 270 and Dougherty Ferry Rd. to practice putting and bring their scores down. This improvement goes well with the numerous upgrades the owners Young and Yun Kim have added in recent years including: new matts, fresh paint, a new roof, new siding, new ball machine, new range picker and a new mower as well. To top things off they have fertilized, killed the weeds and aerified the grass tees. The net separating the two grass tees will come down to provide one long tee line of healthy Bermuda grass.
1) The Clock Drill - an old favorite of tour players. Take 6 balls and drop them around the hole (around the clock) 3 feet form the hole. Go around the clock and sink all 3 footers. If you miss one, start the drill over. After you sink all the 3 footerss, then try it from 6 feet and so on. Be sure to set yourself up on a sloping putt so as you go around the clock you can practice uphill, downhill, and sidehill lies.
2) The Flagstick Drill - a great drill for learning to control distance. Take the flagstick and lay it behind the hole 17 inches from the cup. This is the ideal distance for speed control for all putts whether a 3 footer or a 50 footer. Take 3 balls and score yourself like this: If you make the putt you get 2 points. If it ends up between the cup and the fladstick you get 1 point. If you leave it short of the hole or hit it past the flagstick you deduct a point. Putt until you at least score a 3. Again, be sure to pick a breaking putt so you also have to read the green correctly and play the break to get the perfect speed.