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Indian Wells Insider - November 2013

Indian Wells Golf Resort

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FROM THE PRO booK a tee time W different stroKes Add a little pressure to your practice sessions with the Putting Tree Drill hen Indian Wells Head PGA Golf Professional Anthony Holder gives a lesson, he makes sure to include some fun and excitement – and a little bit of pressure. Here's a drill for the practice green that Holder uses to improve your skills and add a little bit of fun: the putting tree "More than 40 percent of strokes on the course take place on the putting green," Holder says. "But usually when people go and practice, they want to go hit the ball as far as they can and end up short-siding their short game. Practicing put- GAME IMPROVEMENT neW golf clinics When: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 11 a.m. Where: Indian Wells Golf Resort practice facility. What: Clinics will focus on basic fundamentals, full swing and short game. Who: All skill levels. cost: $25 per person for 45-minute session. sign up: (760) 346-4653. ting has to be a priority, and the putting tree is a fun drill that builds good habits." the drill: Line up five balls in a row each 1 foot behind the next. Begin with the 1-foot putt and work your way back to the next ball trying to make all five putts in a row. If you miss, you must start over. Once you get to the fifth and final putt, the pressure should start to mount. "The putting tree is a fun drill to build good habits." – ANTHONY HOLDER, Head Golf Professional Why it helps: The putting tree helps you improve on the green in a number of ways, including your distance control, stroke repetition, and confidence. "The drill is intended to add a little pressure to your practice session. That way when you are on the 18th hole with your buddies and have a birdie putt to win the match, you feel like you've been there before." CLICK FOR INFORMATION ON GROUP LESSONS • LESSON SPECIALS • MEET THE STAFF

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