Sink Those Putts - Use Your Golfers Instinct

By: Kev Woodward

One of the worst things a golfer can do is think too much about putting. Its better to take one quick look at the line from behind the ball and another from beyond the hole and then hit the putt based on your first conclusion.

Too many golfers examine putts from all directions, plumb-bob with their putters-thats the strange exercise that involves dangling the club vertically in front of your face and closing one eye-when they know neither what theyre doing it. Then they stand over the putt, staring at the line until they start seeing all manner of bumps and swales and breaks, and before they know it theyre all but frozen stiff and incapable of putting a good roll on the ball.

No amount of can help here!

Trust your instincts, instead-and the first impression usually is based on instinct. Addressing your ball and hitting it swiftly wont necessarily make you hole more putts, but youll eliminate any opportunity for double to creep in and youll also get into a good rhythm.

When faced with an uphill putt, dont be afraid to hit it more firmly than you might think necessary. For one thing, gravity is on your side. Another plus is that the far side of the hole is higher than the near side, so in effect the back of the hole becomes a backstop. Assuming youve chosen the correct line-uphill putts tend not to break much at all-you can then make a run at it safe in the knowledge that when your ball passes over the hole it will fall slightly and hit the wall behind the hole-the back of the cup.

So, relax before , let your golfing instinct guide the ball into the cup!

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