The best way to improve your putting as quickly as possible is to put time into working your distance control. The real reason is because most of your approach shots will likely be from a medium-to-long range of distance.
Here are some simple, yet extremely useful putting tips to get you going…
#1. Always Set Your Eyes and Shoulders Parallel to the Putting Line
Align your putter face so it’s aiming at your target and then set your eyes and shoulders parallel to that line. This is the only way to get an accurate perspective of the pathway to the hole. Should you make a habit of viewing the pathway with your eyes inside or outside of the intended line, and are having trouble putting, this is caused by an inaccurate view of the putt line.
#2. Forget Style – Just Putt the Ball
Always remember that putting doesn’t have to look good, it just has to get the job done.
#3. Take A Quick Look (One Time) At Your Target and Just Swing!
One of my best changes that I made, which produced the best results in my putting, was to stop standing over the ball for so long trying to analyze every bit of information I could about the shot. In fact, this was the single most important change that helped me to increase my success by at about 300%.
The key is to focus still, while speeding up the process a bit. Too much thinking about your technique, length of stroke, and ground conditions will cause fear. Instead, get set up, take one quick look at your target, hold that image in your head, and simply swing. You’ll be amazed at how many more putt shots will sink in the hole from now on.
#4. Find the Sweet Spot of the Putter, and Use It
Another key to consistently successful putts is to strike the ball on the sweet spot of your putter. Don’t know how to find the sweet spot? Simply hold the club vertically in between your thumb and index finger. Make sure you are holding the putter directly in front of your eyes.
Next, tap on the club face with something small and firm, like your index finger or a golf ball. Each time you strike the club face and the putter head twists, continue hitting it until the putter head moves straight back. This is the sweet spot. Learn to use it.
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