How To Putt Better — Do These Things
For many golfers, putting is quite difficult.
Sometimes it feels like it gets tougher and tougher by the day to hole even a single putt.
Now, there are other aspects of the game that you should consider such as utilizing GPS technology (get more information), but if you really want to master the art of holing most of your putts on the green, read on…
Putting is an important element of golf, just like driving, hitting your irons or chipping, that you need to excel in if you want to become a truly good golfer.
One good thing about putting is the fact that it does not require any great physical fitness — rather, it has everything to do with your mindset.
Starting with mindset? “How does that work?”, you may ask.
To succeed in putting, your mind must conceive the thought before you actually act on it. It sounds quite simple, but many golfers forget to do this before they make an attempt to hole that putt.
With that said, your technique will help when it comes to putting — many golfers agree with this statement.
If you ever want to get your putting right, do the following:
1. Be confident in yourself.
This is the first step towards a successful putting experience.
You need to have faith, believe and be confident in yourself that you can do it and do it right.
Don’t let your environment dictate what you are to do as you will easily give in to pressure, killing your confidence and hence killing the result. A miss!
2. Accept that you won’t make every putt.
For one reason or another, a putt may miss even if you hit it just the way you wanted to.
Missing doesn’t necessarily imply that you made a poor stroke. This is one mistaken assumption many amateur golfers make. This may result in you criticizing yourself, and this can bleed over into the rest of your game.
Such factors as a miscalculation or unpredictable terrain might be behind the miss, so if you made a good stroke, don’t sweat it.
3. Know what’s going on.
This is the surest way of becoming successful in putting. You need to have full knowledge of what exactly is the problem.
By that, I mean being fully conscious of where exactly you go wrong when you putt.
Observe the motion of the ball to see if it actually moves down the line you
intended it to. Observe your hands to see whether or not you make use of them during the stroke.
Here’s another great putting tip, demonstrated by Phil Mickelson:
Follow these tips, and you’ll be well on your way to being a great putter.