Many pro golfers say that putting is the most important part of your golf game. How you practice can also affect your game. Finding a pro and taking a lesson can go a long way to improving your stroke. Here are some interesting tips for beginners or even pros. Since putting skills account for 50% of your game, so, let’s focus on putting.
First practice putting exercises by incorporating putting drills to improve your golfing skills. Putting drills will help you focus you on routines that become second nature and ingrained as a skill set.
‘Drive for show putt for dough’ as the popular adage implies. The main focus is to see the line you want the golf ball to follow in your minds’ eye figured out and to keep your head still when you putt. When standing over your putt with your eye on the ball and form the mental image of the path to the hole. Visualize – don’t think speed, think distance.
Some pros even teach putting with your eyes closed to develop feel and consistency. Try a drill of hitting a number of 10-foot putts with your eyes closed. This will help focus on the feel and off the mechanics of the stroke.
Don’t lift your head to see where it wants to go and what line it’s on. Concentrate on the spot where the ball was after impact rather than following the ball with your eyes. When you’re not looking and pulling your body up you’ll make more putts. When you hear the ball rattle in the cup you can lift your head.
Practice Your Aproach Address
A minor yet important part of golfing instruction is your stance. Spend some time during your practice session making sure you have a solid putting stance. Take time to position yourself before your start putting.
The simplest putting method is maintaining a straight back when your hands hang and swing directly under your shoulders.
If your hands are outside your shoulders (that is, farther from your body), it will take on a different stance resulting in an inside-square-inside stroke. Your stance should normally be the narrowest of any shot that you play usually no wider than your hips.
Get A Grip
Always check your grip. A consistent grip is important. Like the address position, this is an important part of putting that often gets overlooked and cause irratic delivery.
Your club works similar to a pendulum motion. Your arms should be relaxed and your grip light. Your stroke should be a one-piece smooth action. Keeping your wrists stiff, your arms move backwards creating your shoulders to work like a pendulum. Dropping your left shoulder gets the motion started.
Be sure that when you are closing your fingers you don’t force the club into some angle of lie, of loft, other than its designed one. Experiment if you must by trying a lighter version of your normal grip.
Go With The Short Putts
How to break 80. Your putting practice routine should focus more on short shots than on long ones since percentage wise, that can affect your score the greatest. Master the short putts and apply those control skills to the long putts.
Sam Snead said, “I figure practice puts brains in your muscles,” and so by practicing your putting gives you a reliable consistent putting stroke. – a world record of 82 PGA tournaments was won by Sam Snead and about 70 others around the globe.