All Big Moss Putting Greens have their entertainment value. Put on some tunes, fire up the grill, pour a few beverages and have fun putting with your buds. The Competitor is fine for that, but it has a more business-like side too
. It is also built for some serious and challenging practice
by featuring 3 holes, each a different size
. Putting to a smaller hole is becoming and increasingly popular practice drill with teaching and touring professionals alike. The Big Moss Competitor features a 2 inch, a 3 inch, and a regulation size cup
and includes plugs for each!
We all know the feeling of the days when the hole looks huge! We feel like we are putting into a basketball rim, and can make anything from anywhere. It is all about confidence, and we can all have more of those days
if we routinely practice to a smaller target hole. My favorite drill is to putt 4 balls from 2 feet into the 2" cup, four from 4 feet into the 3 inch cup, and then 4 from 6 feet to the regulation cup. Its amazing just on this short drill how big the regulation cup looks
, even from 6 feet! But, not only does putting to a smaller hole increase your confidence, it perfects your speed
. If you have a tendancy to run 4-5 foot putts 2-3 feet past the hole when you miss, then practice putting to a small hole. It will not let you get away with a putt that is too firm- they just don't fall (especially in a 2 inch cup). It is the easiest way to get control
of your speed on putts inside 6 feet.