A Few Putting Tips

May 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Best Golf Tips

How many times have you been frustratingly close to sinking a putt only to come up short?
Perhaps you have only just missed the hole. You probably had to watch your ball go sailing past. Adding in too much distance for the return putt.

Many games have been lost on the putting green. Most of the time this is because the wrong distance is used, instead of the direction of the ball.

Even on sloping greens most beginners quickly get a feel for the direction the ball will travel.

You may have seen it yourself. A newcomer to the game puts the ball within inches of the hole on a sloping green. Time and time again they fail.

The ball stopping a few inches from the hole when they miss is something you won’t see quite as often.

When determining the distance a ball with travel on the green there are as many factors to consider. A ball will travel on the green, from the slope, to the preparation of the green and whether it is wet and slow or dry and fast.

It can make a huge difference depending on the time of day. Greens get faster as they dry off in the afternoon sun.

To really get your ball to drop into that hole you need to concentrate on the distance of the putt. Reading the distance is very important.

Once again, the way that you play all comes back to practice. There is no better way to practice than on the day of the tournament in the conditions that you will be playing in.

Have a few practice putts before you start playing. Always take some time to “dial in” your distance.

There is one thing that you must always remember. If the golf ball does not reach the hole it will never drop.

This seems too obvious to even need to be mentioned, but many people to remember this. More often than not putts will always come up short.

You should always aim for the back of the cup. That way, provided you have your direction right, you are going to have a chance of making the putt.

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