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Golf Putting Tips

 

No matter how exciting a long shot is, the player is judged only by his putting skills. This is because; putting involves concentration, control, eyesight, proper angle, and mastering slow hits. No matter how boring the others might be, nobody wants to miss the putting part in any golf game. After all, that’s the final move in the golf game. For those long shots, only power and the right angle are essential but a little uncontrolled move in your putting can make you lose. Ever wondered why Tiger Woods always gets his putting right? If you have a great hand control and good putting and concentration, you also can be as good as Tiger. If you don’t have these skills, there are a few tips on how to improve your putting. Just practice these steps to become a pro.

Determine time and distance: You have to analyze the hole properly and observe the direction in which your ball travels. You have to take an estimate of the distance between the ball and hole and the time it will take for the ball to roll and go in the hole. Remember, the distance, speed, time, and a controlled force required for a putt from 40 feet is different as compared to putt from 15 or 10 feet. Sometimes, it is advisable to putt the ball with little speed just to ensure that the ball is in and you have not come short on a putt.

Position: Maintain a correct posture in while putting. You have to keep your back straight and not lean over the ball, as most golfers do and miss the shot. While you are in that position, it is necessary to balance your weight, as it is very difficult to do so. Do not to get too close to the ball. Maintain the distance in line with your shoulders.

Club: The putters you use to putt the ball, play an important role in your shot. They should be about 10 degree-angled clubs, crafted in a way to increase the movement of the ball and reduce bounces as the ball moves. check the grip before the hit.

Action: Since it is a very crucial shot for you as a golfer, you must concentrate on the ball and the hole. Do not hurry or panic before you hit. Just relax for sometime, realize your position and take a deep breathe. Maintain the grip over your club for an excellent putt. Sustain the right angle for putting and make the club move like a pendulum, gentle, without any wrist breaks.

You can become a good putter only with practice. Try to putt from longer distances, as this increases your knowledge on the speed with which you must putt for a specific distance. Other things that are secondary but important are the type of ball and the club you are using. Evaluate the course you are playing on and whether it is wet or dry, slow or fast. It makes a huge difference in your stroke. With a continuous practice, you can develop your own techniques and styles of putting the ball.