Hideki Matsuyama Putting Improvement

Tiger Woods, 1 Handed Putting Drill

While watching Hideki Matsuyama warm up before the 3rd round of the Hero Challenge, it seems has stolen a page out of the old TW’s playbook. As a result – in his last 4 starts, he has 3 wins and 1 runner-up! The golf channel analyst’s also stated that he made it a point to address his putting issues after last season and in the last 4 events, he is down 1.5 putts per round!

Below is the drill Hideki has seen to be working on most, and what I have stolen from Tiger as well to help players enhance their putting

Step 1 – Find a straight putt approximately 4 feet from the hole

Step 2 – Place your putter head on the ground, aimed at the center of the hole and put two tees down for a gate – one outside the toe and one outside the heel of the putter

Step 3 – Place the golf ball in the center of the 2 tee’s

Step 4 – Set up to the ball

Step 5 – Place 1 hand on the putter (your dominate hand), make sure your shoulders stay square and hit the putt

Objective 1 – Make 10 putts in a row with your dominate hand

Objective 2 – Make 10 putts in a row with your other hand only

Objective 3 – Make 10 putts in a row with both hands

This drill will help you gain feel to use your dominate/feel hand in the putting stroke. When you place your other hand on the putter this should be on the putter for added stability when putting.


Check Out The Golf Performance Lab – Limited Time Special!

Proven Formula: Lower Your Scores Quickly
DYI Golf Programs

Full Swing, Short Game, Putting, Mental Game, Course Management, Practice Routines

Access The Golf Performance Lab Now! 



“After doing your drills and make it simple, I had 27 putts in my last round. You’re right, hitting solid putts makes a huge difference!”

Scroll to Top