Make More Putts With These 5 Simple Steps

By: Steve A Madigan

The way to have success on the putting greens is to remember to keep your system and routine as simple as possible. Putting is an entirely personal thing and I think that is the way that it should be. It should be your own style.

There are some basics in putting that will help you, for example having your eyes directly over the ball, but after that there is really not a right way that you have to setup or stand over the ball. Look at how Sam Snead used to putt, with the side saddle style. One thing that you don't want to do is to have a bunch of mechanical thoughts running through your head when you are about to putt. You really just want to think of the pace you want the ball to roll at and how far to the right or left side of the hole the ball should start.

You have to start to think of your putting in this light. Your object when you are putting is to see how close you can get the ball to the hole. There is a good part about this method, if the ball goes in the hole, it is a bonus. Watching golf evolve over the years, there have been some very successful putters, that have had some very different styles.

That tells you that you can do whatever is comfortable for you.

Want to be a better putter? These putting tips will help you do that.

1.) You need to be relaxed and comfortable before you putt. If your body is tense and your arms are as stiff as boards and don't forget all the other tensing up things that are done prior to hitting the ball, your success rate is not going to be very good. Stay relaxed

2.) If you want to make more putts, you need to strike the ball in the middle of the putter face. You can usually hear and feel a solidly struck putt. This should be your #1 goal, to hit the ball in the middle of the putter face.

By the way, a lot of putts miss because they were not hit in the middle of the clubface. Not because you picked the wrong line or speed.

3.) What you must try to do each time you putt is to hit the ball solid. Don't go switching up your putting stroke all the time. Hit the putt solid more often will help you more.

4.) A main key to making more putts is your tempo. Your back and through motion. It is a main ingredient to successful putting. Your's may be fast, or slow or maybe somewhere in between. Just try to be as consistent as possible.

5.) Try not to get to anxious and see what the ball is doing, stay down and through the putt. Don't PEEK. Chances are if you PEEKED, you probably watched another putt miss the cup. This is another reason putts miss, is because you get quick picking your head up.

This will also cause you not to hit the ball squarely in the center of the putter face. Don't forget, this is a very natural occurrence to want to see where the ball is going before it's gone. Everybody has this problem even the pros. Try this, count to one after you strike the ball in order for you to remain down and through the putt.

Watch the pro's when it comes to keeping your head down. Most of them will have a 5ft. putt and they won't even see the ball going in the hole. If you want to check this, just keep an eye on the bill of their hat. Knowing this fact should tell you what you need to do to improve your putting. If the head stays down a little longer the rest of the body will follow and stay down longer through the putt, which is what we want.

Follow the steps above and your putting is going to improve. It worked for me and others. Remember the most important step is that all you are trying to do is to see how close you can get the ball to the hole.

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