Putting Tips From Golf Pros
Have you ever noticed how often even the pros miss those short
putts. These tips from top golfers on how to nail those putts, will
help you drop your score by not giving away easy shots.
Start The Putt With Movement
What that really means is avoid putting from a static position.
Get some 'movement' going BEFORE you begin the backstroke. Pro
golfer Darrell Klassen suggests you line up your shot; settle into
the putting posture, then just before you begin the backstroke,
tap the putter head up and down twice. The tapping feeds the grass
level to your brain and gets the body moving before the final action.
- Short Putts - make sure you maintain a true pendulum action
by visualizing a rod running through your shoulders and extending
outward in both directions.
- As you make your stroke, pretend the rod is sliding up and
down a flagstick in the cup.
- In a true pendulum stroke the putter head rises and falls
with the shoulder motion.
- Remember: Left shoulder up for more putts in the cup. This
helps with follow through on the stroke and keeps the ball
aiming straight for the hole.
Focus on keeping the putter head low to the ground - this helps
to keep the putter on plane.
Stop Trying To Sink That Putt
A sure way to miss a putt is to really "try" to make
the putt. Instead:
- Pick your line
- Determine the speed of the putt
- Get over the ball.
- Visualise the ball travelling along your line to the hole.
- Make the stroke.
Using visualization is extremely powerful in putting. It automatically
aligns the putter face to the line and signals to your body the
proper speed for the distance required.
Putting Or Chipping From The Fringe
When making chip shots and off-the-green putts, leave the flagstick
in. You will increase your success rate by about 33 percent.
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