Tag: putting

Sweet Putts

April 28, 2016 0 Comments
Sweet Putts

Hitting a driver out of the middle of the clubface is a fantastic feeling that as golfers we can never get enough of … and usually don’t do anywhere near as often as we’d like to.  But let’s face it, we’d like to have that feeling every time we hit a shot. A centred strike […]

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Putting Set-up: Side-on

December 3, 2015 2 Comments
Putting Set-up: Side-on

I’ve heard from plenty of commentators on putting that it is an individual art.  That may be true for some elements of set-up and routine.  However there are more things in common for a ball find the bottom of the cup when you are putting. The ball will start on a line square with the […]

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Putting Set-up: Face-on

November 11, 2015 0 Comments
Putting Set-up: Face-on

Very few golfers claim to be good putters.  Or maybe it’s just that their voices are drowned out by those bemoaning the number of 3-putts they have.  One of the frustrations of players who don’t putt well is that many have heard the idea that you are either born with a putting gene, or you are […]

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Perfect Grip for Putting

October 28, 2015
Perfect Grip for Putting

Accurate putting is only achievable with a perfect grip for putting.  This is because putting accuracy is completely dependent on controlling the putter face. Your hands need to sit on the putter grip so that they can work in harmony with your arms and body.  Ironically, the better you hold the putter, the less work […]

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Read Putts with your Feet

October 8, 2015
Read Putts with your Feet

When you play on courses with lots of hills and undulations, your visual perception on the greens can be distorted.  Have you ever thought a putt broke uphill?  That’s what I mean. Of course you know logically, a ball can’t turn and roll uphill, but sometimes it really looks like it does. One way to […]

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Your Path to Great Putting

August 12, 2015
Your Path to Great Putting

Putts make up about 40 percent of your total score.  Finding ways to reduce that number can have a significant impact on your score.  Aside from stroke technique, you need to have good stroke dynamics and be able to read greens well. It’s still funny being asked if I coach putting, because there seems to […]

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Putting Rhythm & Distance Control

July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Putting Rhythm & Distance Control

Distance control with your putting is very closely tied to your stroke rhythm.  Players who have great distance control also have excellent stroke rhythm and those who don’t, generally have neither good distance control or good stroke rhythm. As mentioned in a previous post, speed control with your putting applies to putts from the shortest putt […]

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How to make rhythmic putting strokes

July 1, 2015 0 Comments
How to make rhythmic putting strokes

When you watch exceptional dancers or athletes, you are able to appreciate the elegance of rhythmic movement.  You might not know what it is that makes it looks so beautiful, but you recognise it anyway. Rhythm, as it applies to putting strokes is the amount of time it takes in the backstroke compared to the […]

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Hole more Putts inside 2 metres

June 24, 2015 0 Comments
Hole more Putts inside 2 metres

What percentage of putts do you expect to hole inside 2 metres?  If you are like most club golfers, you probably expect to hole almost all of them.  Tour average from 8 feet is 50%.  That is the statistic from the best players in the world. Realistically then, the average player probably needs to reassess […]

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How Hard Should you Hit your Putts?

June 18, 2015
How Hard Should you Hit your Putts?

Speed control in putting is key to reducing the total number of putts you have per round and your ability to increase the number of putts you hole. There are differing schools of thought about how far past the hole your ball should finish if it misses the hole.  However if you hit the ball […]

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