How To Stop 3 Putts With These Simple Putting Tips With The Art of simple Golf Contributor; Golf Monthly Top 25 Coaches, Alistair Davies
This is not about so much putting technique it’s more about a solid routine and reading the green.
We want you to have some simple tasks that are easy to repeat and easy to add to your routine on the green and hopefully remove the dreading and often times upsetting three putt that ruins scores.
Most golfers just go to the ball, head down and have 3 strokes and putt. Sometimes they will look from behind the hole, but this is limiting and rarely gives the accurate results.
1st Process To Better Putting. Walk along the low side of the putt
Survey the distance from a perception point of view, is it up hill or downhill from down the line but also on the side of the put gives you a good measure too.
2nd Process To Better Putting. Where Does the water run?
Look at the hole to think if the cup was overflowing with water, where would the water run off to? In the example in the video, it’s confirming what my first feel and vision provide was that it’s uphill and left to right.
These are perception tricks.
3rd Process To Better Putting. Practice Feel Make Stroke Looking at The Hole
Go Face on looking at the hole. Imagine rolling a ball with your hands.
Technically you want a sound stroke but thinking about this on the green on the course is not the place. But to try and hit a straight putt and roll it along the line you have chosen.
The key here is to choose an intermediate point. Even with a less than perfect stroke, if you focus your attention to roll the ball over that point that is on your chosen line, you are more than half way there.
Extra Simple Putting Tip:
If you find you are long on most putts you hit, you need to stand a a couple of feet closer along your line on your practice strokes.
If you are short on most putts you need to stand further back on your practice strokes.
One of the best putting tips you can have is to ensure you follow these rules for your stroke and focus should be within these distances:
Inside 15 feet: Line is the focus
15 – 30 Feet: Feel and a bit of direction
30 Plus feet: All about distance control
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