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Putting

Control is key when it comes to perfect putting. From setup positions to the latest and greatest equipment, improve your game with the putting instruction articles below.



Five A Side

Become a more precise putter with this drill

Five A SideTo become a better putter, you have to get used to focusing on smaller targets.

Blind Reading

Close your eyes to make more putts

Blind ReadingYears ago, I played in the Heather Farr Charity for the Blind tournament in Sun City, Ariz. I played with an English gentleman who had been blind since birth.

Putting Mechanic

How to become one

Putting MechanicThe next time you play golf, I want you to count your total number of putts. Don't worry about how many putts you have per hole or how long or short they are. Just find your number.

The Toe Putt

Turn your putter around for more success on the greens

The Toe PuttOne of the most overlooked aspects of putting is making sure you have solid contact.

Drain It

Make more putts with these two quick tips

Drain It  I bet if you stood 10 feet away from me, you could easily toss me a golf ball and wouldn't be short or long with your throw.

Tee Party

Putt it the right distance!

Tee PartyIf you're struggling with your distance control and three-putting, sometimes the best practice is to rehearse a simple drill that takes the focus off the hole and onto a different end goal.

Different Strokes

Find the right stroke for you

Different StrokesAs an instructor, I've witnessed many different ways to play golf successfully, especially when it comes to putting.

Go Long!

Drain more putts with a long flatstick

Go Long!There's no doubt that Adam Scott's resurgence to top form with the chest putter and Keegan Bradley's PGA Championship victory with the belly putter have stirred up more chatter regarding whether or not long-length putters pose an unfair advantage.

Grip It Right

Gripping the putter correctly will improve your contact

Grip It RightA proper putting grip is one where you grip the club in the palm of your hand, not in the fingers.

The Other Game

If you want to be a complete golfer, you have to become a masterful putter

The Other GameTo paraphrase Ben Hogan, golf is two games, the full swing and putting.

Two Tips For More One-Putts

Lower your scores now!

Two Tips For More One-PuttsIf your distance control is good on lag putts, you should leave yourself a lot of short second putts.

The 4-Step Putting Routine

Far easy steps to drain more putts

The 4-Step Putting RoutineIf you don’t prepare correctly, odds are, no matter how good you read the greens or how fluid your stroke may be, you may still find yourself missing putts.

Get Fit!

Match the right putter to your stroke

Get Fit!The other day, I was reading through a club company’s literature and saw that they were offering 15 different putter models for their 2011 line.

Putt 4 Dough

Drain Putts From All Over The Green

Putt 4 DoughLine up three balls about 10 feet from the cup.

Putting Absolutes

Drain It From Everywhere

Putting AbsolutesWhen it comes to putting, personal preference almost always wins.

How To Win The Masters

There Is More Than One Way To Come Out On Top

How To Win The MastersOne of the things I enjoy most in golf is the opportunity to travel to Augusta, Ga., for The Masters each spring.

Why You Can’t...

(and how you can)

Why You Can’t...One of the great things about the game of golf is that, on occasion, all of us, even the highest handicapper, will hit a shot like a pro. It might be a well-struck drive, hitting a par-5 in two or holing out a bunker shot.

Swing Myths and Simple Fixes

Swing Myths and Simple FixesI’ve seen so many different approaches to golf instruction that some things have come full circle. For every instructor who says keep your head down, another says let it turn.

10 Best Tips

(You've Never Heard)

10 Best TipsIf you’ve ever received a lesson, or better yet, a series of lessons, it’s likely you’ve been told to do the same thing more than once.

5 Ways To Putt

Which one are you?

5 Ways To PuttEIGHTY-FIVE PERCENT OF THE INFORMATION people take in is visual. That is,what we see is most of what we know. Consider the last movie you saw.

8-Second Countdown

How to make the most of those crucial moments before you putt.

8-Second Countdown

Standing over a putt for too long (and “freezing” up) can seriously impact the fluidity of your putting stroke. To make sure you don’t get this “overanalysis paralysis,” I suggest you don’t wait too long in between your last practice stroke and your actual putt. In fact, it should take you a maximum of eight seconds! Anything longer than that, and it’s hard to retain the desired feel for the putt at hand.

On The Fringe

How practicing on an arc can improve your stroke

On The FringeGolfers use two kinds of putting strokes: a square-to-square stroke that swings (and stays) square to the target line and an arcing stroke that travels inside the target line on the backstroke and follow through.

Through The Gates

Putting really shouldn't be any more complicated than this

Through The GatesIn my many years of teaching, I’ve read, heard, seen and been told a number of putting tips that, I feel, only serve to overcomplicate what should be a simple motion. I think putting is just rolling the ball, so I like to keep things simple. Here, I’m practicing a drill that helps me keep the ball on the right path. All I do is place two golf balls about six inches apart, and a foot in front of my ball, and then make a stroke.

 
 
 
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