Just Some Putting Tips
Golf is one of the oldest and most complex sports ever invented. The rules are not particularly hard to understand, but it does have many elements and components that need to be developed. A complete golfer needs to master many parts of his or her game. Putting is one of the hardest and most precise parts of golf. It requires maximum focus and concentration, a gentle stroke and most of all patience. In order to develop and master the art of putting you need a lot of practice (a backyard putting green helps). Although there are putters with specific designs to help you out nothing will help you develop your putting skills like practice. Take a look at the putting tips below to help you develop your putting game and become the golfer you’ve always wanted to be.
The key to putting is patience and controlling your feelings and emotions. Anger is a natural feeling when you miss an easy putt. It’s very easy to fall into the “just putt it in” mentality which leads you to take silly shot after silly shot. Avoid this by resetting yourself after a missed putt. Measure distance, take a deep breath and read your putt once more in order to take an effective shot. Making the necessary adjustments will help you figure out what went wrong the first time and avoid the same mistake in future putts. Plus, it will help you relax which can only help your game!
Keep it on the High Side
When you miss a putt you want to make sure you miss it on the high side. Obviously you always want to make your putt, but if you miss on the low side you know the ball is not going in. In addition, your next shot will not be as easy as if you end up missing on the high side. Often referred to as the pro side, the high side is gives your ball a higher chance of going in. Even if your ball doesn’t go in you will have much more advantage than your rivals who are constantly missing on the low side.
Walk to the cup and back
If you are constantly getting the putt line but coming up short or long on distance you need to walk to the cup and back. It will help you measure distance and get a better idea of what you need to adjust. This is very similar to the first tip and serves many purposes. It will help you determine the speed and strength you need to make the putt. You will also know if your ball is rolling uphill or downhill, how much break it will be experiencing and other specifics you can’t determine by just looking. You want to walk to the cup, or even further, to get a good idea of what you need to do to make the putt.
Surround the Cup Putting Drill
You can help your putting game by laying your golf balls in a circle (make sure you pick a cup with a slight slope) about a foot away from the cup. Then try to sink one by one, and it will give you an idea of what you need to do in order to make all the shots you can encounter in the next round you play.
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