Putting- The game within a game.
Approximately 30-40% of a golfers final score is accounted for by strokes taken on the putting surface. Putting is a key part of the game- Here's some tips to help you get the ball in the hole faster
Alignment. Start Line. Speed. Tempo. Are all attributes of good putting. But- what about ball position? Check it regularly and here's why.
Master putters like Ben Crenshaw and Brad Faxon have syrupy putting stroke with a lot of regulated rhythm and tempo. Find out why tempo should match back and through and how to practice it
Sometimes even the very best in their trade get off at times. A loyal pair of eyes is often critical to helping a golfer stay on the correct path more often with their games.
Lag putting is crucial to being a better putter. Getting the speed correct will always give you a second putt that is close to the hole. Here's a great drill to encourage better speed control on the greens.
A string line is a great tool to train the eyes and visuals of how much break a putt can truly have. Eye dominance also affects this on different breaking putts.
Becoming a better putter can be an arduous task. Almost all PGA players work with training aids to assist their stroke and the feelings and visuals associated with starting the ball on line better with a solid strike and speed. If its good enough for them its good enough for everyone.
If you do not strike the ball with a square putter face then it will be difficult to make putts. Mishits produce poor start lines, poor speeds and spin other than topspin to make the ball roll truly.
Being aware of your putting stroke is something I do with Brendon Todd on a frequent basis. Watch this video to learn about a drill we use that gives his senses instant feedback.
Our instincts are really strong IF we allow them to shine through. I guarantee most of you will have done something similar to what I show in this video and then gone out onto the course and tried too hard and failed with the putter.