Golf Putting Aids Can Shave Strokes Off Your Score

By: Mike Pedersen

How many golf putting aids do you have? I'll bet you have one even in your office right now. Even though putting bores me (and my putts per round show it), it is a critical component of your game if you want to shoot lower scores.

Practicing your putting can get monotonous and boring; and a training aid specific to your putting problem can make all the difference in the world. In fact, by keeping you interested in practicing, these aids can hone your putting leaps and bounds ahead of your playing partners and competitors.

Don't waste your time trying every putting aid on the market. It is easy to get caught up in the trap to go store to store trying every one you can get your hands on. While I commend you on your persistence and willingness to thoroughly research before you buy, there is a point at which you need to make a decision and get on with it!

The the first step to getting a golf putting aid that will help you, is finding out what your putting deficiency is.

There can be many issues/problems in your putting. For example you can have excess head and body movement. Poor putter path back and through; inconsistent contact with ball and putter face; erratic tempo throughout stroke, and many others. The list can go on and on, but I think you get the idea.

Figuring out what your issue is will give you direction on what putting aid to look in to. These training aids can get very expensive, so you do not want to be hasty and premature in your purchase decision. In fact, sometimes you can make your own golf putting aid if need be.

Try it before you buy it! Now I know early on I said don't go hog wild trying every training aid in the store, you definitely need to narrow down your choices and then go into a local golf store to try it out.

Many of these training aids for putting can be demoed right in the store. Why not try it before you buy it? What a novel idea eh? If you give it a go first, you will have a better idea of whether it can help your putting or not.

I've gone into the golf shop looking at these, tried one, and was blown away at how different it was to actually use it first. Never…I mean never buy it without trying to find it locally! You're throwing your money out the window!

Now comes the make-or-break point! To be successful, you need to "use it consistently!" Let me say that one more time, "use it consistently!" The ONLY way you will see improvement is to practice with your new aid as much as possible. If it can be done in your home, do it daily. If you need to go to the range, try to do it at least 2 times a week.

So many golfers buy something on a whim, only to use it once or twice and that's it! Not a smart move if you want to see results. So remember…consistency is the key to success!

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