How to practice putting correctly

How to practice putting correctly

How to practice putting correctly
The putter is used far more than any other club in your bag. Therefore you should practice the most with it. It accounts for roughly 40% of your strokes in any given round. Let’s first talk about how to grip the putter. There is no right or wrong way to hold the putter; you just need to find the grip that allows you to keep your wrists flat throughout the stroke and feels comfortable. I would recommend trying left hand low for right handers or right hand low for left handers. The reason I like this type of grip is because I feel that it makes it easier to have flat wrists at impact and that is the ultimate goal with any golf swing. Next, make sure to set up the proper distance away from the golf ball. You determine this by trying to get your eyes directly over the golf ball at address. Grab an extra ball and put it in your left hand (right handers) and grip the putter with your right hand and setup to the ball. Once you are ready to putt, lift the extra ball you have in your left hand and place it directly underneath your left eye and drop the ball. If the ball hits or almost hits the ball on the ground that you are setting up to, then you are in a good position. If the ball you dropped is nowhere near the ball on the ground, then adjust the distance you are from the ball on the ground to allow the ball you drop to hit the ball on the ground. Now, let’s talk about a few good practice drills to work on. First one, setup up to a golf ball and have two tees in your pocket. Once you are setup, leave the putter head on the ground and put one tee just outside the toe of the putter and put the other tee just outside the heel. So, the two tees should be just outside the width of your putter. Now practice putting and try not to hit the tees while you make a stroke. Another good drill is to set up to a ball and have an extra golf club nearby. Once you are setup, grab that other club and lay it on the ground just outside the toe of your putter so it is laying parallel to your target and just outside the toe of your putter. Now practice putting and try to not hit the club on the ground while you make a stroke. Work on these few things and it will help improve your putting. Visit the video blog page for this week’s video showing this tip in action!