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Two Simple elements for Putting
be broken down to two simple elements.
on mechanics, putt a straight putt one meter from the hole.
|Putter blade square to target at address|
|Consistent address position with hands in line to
slightly ahead of the ball|
|Ball should be positioned somewhere towards the
instep of the lead foot. Many
good putters positions vary, but all have the ball more forward than the
center of the stance|
|Movement of the putter head straight back and
|Eyes over the ball (can be slightly behind and to
|Backswing should be shorter than forward swing|
on speed control, putt to very long holes first then to medium length holes.
Vary the types of “breaking” putts.
|On long putts, speed is more important than
|To have consistent speed control, your mechanics
must be solid. Therefore always
work on mechanics before you work on speed control.|
|When working on speed control, don’t think about
mechanics. Trust your eyes
to judge the distance.|
|Roll a few balls underhanded to holes across the
green. Get a “feel” for the
way the ball rolls on the green.|
|Try putting a few long putts while looking at the
hole and not the ball. Think of
shooting a free-throw in basketball.|