Indoor Golf Putting Games

By Katie Jensen
Just bring your putter and a few balls to the office and practice on your break.
Just bring your putter and a few balls to the office and practice on your break.

It's raining, or the dead of winter, so the weather is too miserable to get to the golf course. You could go to an indoor driving range, watch instructional DVDs or use an interactive video game to practice. If that doesn't sound like much fun, set up some indoor golf putting games for you and a few buddies.

The Shrinking Hole

Cut out five circles from paper that measure 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 inches in diameter. Place them at various points on the floor. Players start 3 feet away from the 12-inch circle. When they sink five putts—the ball comes to a rest on the paper— they move on to the 10-inch circle and start 4 feet away. The game continues in this manner, with players putting to the 8-inch hole from 6 feet; to the 6-inch hole from 8 feet; and to the 4-inch hole from 10 feet. The first player to sink five putts on all five holes wins.

Different Strokes

Use a selection of different putters, from a classic putter to a high-tech putter to a belly putter. Turn a glass or cup on its side to act as the hole and place it 10 feet away. Players take turns and must sink a putt with each putter in the rotation. The first to do so wins.

Be the Ball

A classic scene in the golf movie "Caddyshack" shows the players putting blindfolded and using zen-like concentration to "be the ball." For this game, players stand the same distance from the hole/glass. After four or five practice shots, they are blindfolded. The player whose blindfolded putt comes to rest closest to the hole wins.

About the Author

Katie Jensen's first book was published in 2000. Since then she has written additional books as well as screenplays, website content and e-books. Rosehill holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. Her articles specialize in business and personal finance. Her passion includes cooking, eating and writing about food.

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