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
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.
One of my Aussie mates Aaron Baddeley has long been regarded as one of the premier putters on the PGA Tour. Here is a tip he shared with me several years ago when we played together. It may help you sink more putts!!
During last weeks US Open at Winged Foot in my capacity as an instructor with Brendon Todd & Brandt Snedeker I sat back and watched Sneds go through his practice ritual on the putting green. Here are the insights and they will help you appreciate why he is such a great putter
Getting a true roll on a putt is key to helping find the correct start line and have the ball roll end over end. Here is a tip one of the best putters , Ian Baker-Finch- gave me many years ago during our playing days together.
Being a former PGA Tour player I always found it fascinating the lengths several pros would go to in their quest for perfect putting. The great players are not afraid to try anything that will assist them in getting the ball in the hole sooner.
Putting up a tier requires a solid strike and judging the distance well so we can get the ball down in two putts rather than waste shots. Here is a good rule of thumb to help you get the speed right on these long uphill putts.
Technically EVERY putt is a straight putt. You cant hook or fade a putt. So you need to learn to START the ball on the line you have chosen. Here is a great way to learn to do that.
I was lucky enough to recently spend some time with Masters & PGA Champion Jackie Burke Jnr at his wonderful Champions GC in Houston Texas.