This time of year is perfect for indoor practice, and there’s probably no easier aspect of the game to work on indoors than your putting. All you need is a thin rug or tight putting surface.
In the video clip below, Golf Channel Academy lead coach Paul Kaster of Paul Kaster Golf Coaching in Little Silver, N.J., demonstrates how to play the classic game “Tic-Tac-Toe” at home or in your office. The object of the game is the same as it’s always been—to try and place three balls in a row in the 3 x 3 square grid and prevent your playing partner from doing the same. (You can also play alone using five different colored balls.)
What’s great about this game, besides being a lot of fun to play, is that it teaches you excellent speed and distance control. There’s going to be times where you have to block your playing partner or fit one of the balls into the third and final square to win, and that takes great touch. Try it at home and watch your putting improve dramatically inside 5-10 feet.