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5 Steps To Energize Your Putting

Feb 26, 2008
The way to have success on the putting greens is to remember to keep your system and routine as simple as possible. Putting is an entirely personal thing and I think that is the way that it should be. It should be your own style.

One thing that you have to understand, is that there is really not a right or wrong way for you to have to setup or stand over the ball. For example, just look at how Sam Snead used to putt, so you can see what I mean. Try and not have any mechanical thought running through your head when you are about to putt. Your only concern should be the pace that you want the ball to roll at and how far to the left or to the right of the hole you want the ball to start at.

Try and start to think about what you do when you putt this way. Try to get the ball as close to the hole as you possibly can. There is a good part to this thinking and it is really a nice part. If the ball goes in the hole, that is a bonus. But if you could get rid of those 3 putts, your score is going to go down. If you are an avid golfer as I am, and you have watched the some of the best putters on the tours, you will notice that there have been some really different and radical styles. This just shows you that they all work, if you let them.

These facts are telling you that it is OK to be yourself and do what is comfortable for you.

Let's learn some putting tips that are going to make you a better putter.

1.) One thing that you must understand, is that before you ever start your putting stroke, you must feel comfortable and be relaxed over the ball. When all of your muscles are tense, your grip pressure is too tight, you have to understand that your chances if making a successful putt are not very good. This is not what we want. So, first thing to remember is to stay relaxed.

2.) If you want to make more putts, you need to strike the ball in the middle of the putter face. You can usually hear and feel a solidly struck putt. This should be your #1 goal, to hit the ball in the middle of the putter face.

You have to understand this. Most putts are missed, not because you picked the wrong line or the wrong speed. It is because you did not strike the ball in the middle of the putter face. Thus not getting the ball at the right speed or line.

3.) What you must try to do each time you putt is to hit the ball solid. Don't go switching up your putting stroke all the time. Hit the putt solid more often will help you more.

4.) A main key to making more putts is your tempo. Your back and through motion. It is a main ingredient to successful putting. Your's may be fast, or slow or maybe somewhere in between. Just try to be as consistent as possible.

5.) Try not to get to anxious and see what the ball is doing, stay down and through the putt. Don't PEEK. Chances are if you PEEKED, you probably watched another putt miss the cup. This is another reason putts miss, is because you get quick picking your head up.

Another problem that PEEKING will do is you will probably not hit the ball in the center of the putter face as mentioned earlier. You have to realize that everyone has this problem. The pro's do this on occasion also, but not as often as we do. Everyone want to see what the ball is doing. Avoid this as much as you can. Here is a tip to help you. Try and count to one after you hit the ball before you pick your head up. This is going to help you to keep your head down.

If you watch Anika and Tiger, they could have a 5-10 ft putt, and their heads are barely coming up when the ball is going into the hole. That should tell you something right there. Keep that head down and the rest of the body will follow by also staying down.

Now you have some simple things that you can start to work on. Don't forget that your goal is to see how close you can get the ball to the hole, that all. Doing these 5 step will help you improve your putting.
About the Author
I have developed a putting system that will reduce 7-10 shots the next time you play, visit the site now to learn some Putting Tips and get a free copy of Sam Snead "Golf My Way" by clicking Golf Putting Tips
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