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
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.
When your arms and hands get tight during the putting stroke finding a solid hit on the ball becomes rather difficult- even the yips may creep in. Tension hurts the putting stroke. There is a way to solve it however- watch to learn.
Reading the break on a putt takes a certain talent. Knowing how hard or soft you want to hit the putt plays a vital role on the start line of every putt. Find out more about the read & the speed in this video below.
Speed and line go hand in hand in putting. Even just a slight misjudgment of either and the chances of making the putt diminish.