One area of the game of golf that can make all the difference to the scores you shoot is putting. Knocking one putt per hole off your round means you go round in 18 less shots! Now obviously, taking one less putt per hole is a tall order but it’s certainly true that amateurs tend to take a lot more putts than they need to and so this is an aspect of your game where you can make big improvements quickly that make a drastic difference to your results. with that in mind, here are some simple putting tips to improve your game on the green.
Simple putting tips
Correct club face alignment
The single biggest mistake that weekend golfers make is not aligning the face of the putter correctly. Simply making sure the putter face is square to the ball and pointing where you want the ball to go will do wonders for the average golfers game. And it’s such an easy thing to fix too. So next time you play, make sure you concentrate on aligning the club face properly and that you’re well balanced over the ball. We guarantee this will have a huge impact on your results.
Practice, practice, practice
While you get the occasional natural genius in all aspects of life, in truth those who work hardest and practice most get the best results. This is just as true in golf. So make sure you put in the hours on the putting green, especially for those tricky short putts. If you can up the percentage of crunch short par putts you can hole then your scores will definitely thank you for it.
Always try to make the putt
Never approach a putt, no matter what the length, with the attitude that you’ll just bump it up somewhere near to the hole. Approach every shot professionally and take the time to line it up and work out the correct line and then try to make the putt.
Practice from different distances
When you’re practicing your putting, don’t just drop a load of balls all the same distance from the hole. Drop the first 5 or 6 feet from the hole and then place the others further and further out, spaced out by a few feet until the final ball is 40 or 50 feet away. Then start by trying to hole the closest ball, then the next closest, and so on, working your way out to the final, most distant ball. In this way, you’ll get a really good feel for how hard to hit the ball at each distance.