The Basic Should-knows of Putting

The Basic Should-knows of Putting

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Since: Dec 12


#1 Dec 28, 2012
It has been said that your putting game can account for fifty percent or more of your golf score. If you are looking for the quickest way to lose a few strokes from your game, then concentrating on putting basics may be the most effective way. Here is a quick review of golf putting basics and golf drills to help you rapidly improve your putting game.

The starting point of any good technique is a putter that suits you. Many are the cupboards full of discarded putters which must surely have worked at some time. A couple of bad putting rounds and the unfortunate putter is consigned to the garage as confidence is lost in its ability. Whereas in fact it is the method that should be discarded not the putter.

You need to develop a consistent putting stroke with best golf clubs. No matter the type of putting stroke you choose or how you set up to the putt, it is important to just stick with one particular method. It will do you no good to experiment with different styles every two weeks in search of the best one. Each method has its benefits and you will probably end up confused by which one to use. In putting, there is no such thing as 'one size fits all'. The only way to decide which method is suitable for you is the one that feels the most comfortable. You would benefit more by selecting a putting stroke and practicing until it becomes second nature to you.

Have good posture and stance. The way you stand affects your ability to swing smoothly. When addressing the ball, bend forward at the hips with your feet hip width apart and arms hanging loosely from your shoulders. This requires that the golf ball be positioned in such a way that your arms are not cramped or outstretched. As a rough gauge, the ball should be directly below your eyes. A balanced stance and good posture makes you feel comfortable when addressing the ball instead of awkward or nervous. It is especially important to take note of your posture when practicing putting drills with taylormade rocketballz sale online. You don't want to leave with back and neck aches from just 15 minutes on the practice green.

Good putters are able to judge the break of the ball as it rolls towards the hole. Being able to assess the direction of a sloping putt will always leave you closer to the hole if you miss the putt than if you did not allow for the slope. When faced with a putt that is angled right to left, aim the ball right of the hole and allow the slope to carry the ball towards it. If you aim straight at the hole, the ball will start turning left before it has the chance to drop into the cup.

Analyze the break by squatting down behind your ball and observing the undulations on the green between you and the hole. If you are uncertain, walk around to the opposite side of the hole to have a look. You should be able to tell if you are faced with a straight or sloping putt with r11 combo set.

It is important to start with the right concept that putting is something easy and fun. These simple tips are easy to remember and form a good foundation for you to develop as a putter. Make a mental note to have good posture and stance, a relaxed grip and maintain a light and gentle stroke every time you putt. They will soon become second nature to you and make you feel more confident on the green.

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