Putting has often been said to be a game all on its own and, to a certain degree, that’s very true. The skills needed to get in the perfect stroke downhill, on a slope, or with the perfect curve of the green, bear little resemblance to all the other shots made from the tee or the fairway. So I want you to check out a few putting tips that professionals use to win championships.
#1. Make Sure That the Path of the Putter Matches the Line
You have probably heard the good putting tip of always striking the ball with the center of the sweet spot of the putter head. This is of course the foundation of consistent putting, however, you still have to make sure that impact with the ball occurs with the putter head moving directly down the intended target line, and with the face square to the line.
#2. Beat the Yips by Splitting Your Hands
This putting tip may or may not help you, but professional golfers agree that separating the hands on the club helps to prevent the yips. Give it a try during your next game to see what happens. At least 90% of golfers have reported less yips with this unusual and simple grip technique.
#3. If Self-Doubt Creeps In, Simply Aim Straight
Not all putt shots are set up to easily read the lines. If for any reason you have doubt about the shot and getting the right feel of the pathway, simply aim straight. Just aim at the center of the cup and give the ball a smooth stroke.
#4. Look For Your Ideal Putting Pace
The next time you practice putting, take special care to mentally document how far past the hole your ball travels anytime you miss it. The reason is because the ideal putting pace for the ball to move should be about 10 to 20 inches beyond the hole if missed. Eventually you will get a feel for this pace and send each putt with the exact same speed needed for success.
#5. Keep Your Head and Body As Still As Possible
If you ask Arnold Palmer why he putts with his knees close together, he’ll tell you that it’s his personal technique for keeping his head and body still, which he believes is a crucial element to successful putting, and that should be maintained throughout the entire swing.
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