Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Putting Different Speeds

Why does it seem that every single putt I hit is different than the putt before? What can I do to change this?

Whether stroking a putt on the practice green or on the golf course, you can learn from every single putt that you hit. Here are the 5 questions you should ask after every putt that you stroke so you can putt better.

Which is longer, your backstroke or forward stroke? As you need to be accelerating during your forward stroke, it is importnat that your backstroke is shorter than your forward stroke.

Did the ball roll true? Today, almost everyone lines up thier putts with a line or a logo on their golf ball. If your are not doing this you should be doing this. Once aligned, the line should roll in a straight line. This tells us that a true roll has been put on the ball. If the line starts to wobble to the right or left then we did not hit the ball solid.

Did the ball end up short or long of the hole?

Did I read the putt correctly? If you read the putt correctly , it should not be a surprise where the ball ends up.

Did I hold my finish for at least three seconds? If you can do this then typically many things have gone well during the putting stroke and you will putt better.

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