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Summer 2019

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Rolling Your Rock The Putting Arc (A) and The Putting Tutor are the first things my players take out of their bag when they get to the course. These are our go-to training tools. We preach the importance of the first 6 inches and getting the ball started on the proper line. My assistant coach, Beverly Vatananugulkit, demonstrates how the key is to get the stripe on the ball to move end-over-end. Cindy Oh, a graduating senior, demonstrated her prowess at the Big Game Cup vs. Stanford this past season. Her partner in this team event with the men's squad was Collin Morikawa and we were in extra holes, it was dark, and we were preparing to call it. Cindy had one last putt and she drained a 25-foot downhill putt for bragging rights over our archrivals. She's worked so hard on improving her putting and the Putting Tutor was a big help. You can also use two tees (B) as a poor-man's substitute for the Putting Tutor and two clubs as rails if you don't own The Putting Arc (C) . A B C SHORT GAME JAIL E very player on my team has a laminated index- card size rules for Short Game Jail. The goal is to get 30 out of 50 (60%) up and down. There are a few ground rules: You must include a minimum of five bunker attempts in your 50. You can't hit the same shot two times in a row. You must only have three balls in play at one time; you must putt everything out; and you must complete all 50 shots regardless of whether or not you reach the goal. If you get up and down 30 times, you are out of jail, but anything less than 30 and you start over with 30 shots (five of which must be bunker attempts). You must get 20/30 to get out of jail otherwise begin again until you achieve that goal and get freed! BONUS DRILL NCGA.ORG | SUMMER 2019 45

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