Improve Putting With the Help of the Golf Training Aids

By: Clint Jhonson

Except for the very beginners maybe, everybody knows that one of the most important parts of the golf game, is the putting. If you are a newcomer in the golf world or even if you consider yourself a seasoned player you can use a golf training aid to improve putting. If you manage to improve your putting you will be more likely considered an advanced player, because you will have lower scores.

There are several golf training aids from books to online websites, DVDs and courses offered on golf training aid systems and individual aids depending on the part of the game you want to excel. You can use the practice green to become more comfortable with controlling the distance and the speed. Do not expect the perfect putting the first time. You need to learn how to concentrate on the ball and how to center the ball on the putter rather than sending the ball in the hole. Of course the ultimate goal is to get each ball in, but before that, getting better at the stroke and concentrating on the ball is more important if you want to become a master in putting. If you have a yard or a room with a little bit more space you can set markers around a set perimeter and hit the ball at different distances.

You can also exercise the different types of putts, like for example the long putt or the short putt. When you exercise do not go further than six feet away from the hole. Try to make as many good putts as possible and exercise all kinds of putts, especially the short putts. Also when you start practicing make sure the surface you practice on is flat. Leave uneven surfaces and slopes for later when you are confident enough with your stroke, your eye position, your grip and your wrist movement. There are several training aids that can help you excel in one part of the game or more. Whatever part of the game you are practicing try to stay positive and do not give up if it's not working the first time you try it. You should always try and keep your putter in a straight line and if this means making a temporary line on your practice mat, then do it.

You can improve your putting even in your living room or at the office. You need a putter, a little space and you can get putting aids that you can attach to the head of the putter. The putting aids can help you center the stroke until you are comfortable enough with hitting the ball with the center of the putter. Hitting the ball straight takes a lot of practice and patience and even the professional players take time and study their strokes and exercise. It is important to learn how to appreciate distances especially on the course. One thing to practice is hitting the ball from different distances even if you do not get the ball in the hole. Try not to get stuck on a certain distance, but keep moving around the practice area. Hit the ball from different distances from the hole, but always in a straight line and with the center of the putter. Get a training aid and make a habit of exercising your strokes and hitting the ball. Choose the one that suits you best from the wide variety available on the market.

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