All about Putting

In the game of golf, the lower the score, the better. And one way to get there is to develop the effective golf putting techniques. It may not be known to many, putting constitutes about 40 percent of the entire golf round regardless of the handicap level. And converting this opportunities to score, you will be on your way to the top. Golfers often have this wrong notion of restricting their putting practices to few casual putts when in fact in most parts of the golf round they have to deal with putting.

Here are some of the basic things that you must consider in order to enhance your putt shots:

The first thing that you have to consider is keeping the putter’s face square. All you have to do is try to peg a tee approximately 12 inches in the ground behind the ball, and place a coin in front of the ball at about 6 inches. After the set up, hit the ball lightly on the backstroke and smooth forward swinging. See to it that the putter head position stays square and that the ball should directly roll over the coin. That’s it! Keep practicing this putting tip and watch how your scores decrease each game.

The next thing that you need to consider is to maintain a smooth swing. The smooth swing is among the effective putting fundamentals that are often taken for granted. Here is how you do it. When already doing the swing, the smooth backstroke must hardly touch the tee and that you can swing immediately and accelerate forward. Make sure that your arms are moving in a pendulum fashion with the shoulders and your hands are still.

And the last thing that you have to consider is achieving a distance control. Of all the basic techniques in putting, this method is the most time consuming. This can only be mastered when you invest time for practicing because having the distance control is about getting the right “feel” on the green. The more you practice, the better chances of getting that “feel”.

Try to follow these simple techniques and in no time, you can have desirable results. If you are not yet confident enough with your putting, try having the putting statistics in order to find out what part of your skills need more attention.

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