Some Quick Putting Tips from the Experts
Whether you're new to the sport and are heading out for a day of fun or you're a long time player looking to refresh, we've got putting tips that you won't want to miss.
Keep reading for a few quick putting tips that can change your game!
1. Invest in Quality GearOne of the best things that you can do to improve your putting game is to invest in quality products.
For putting, you'll want to have a top of the line putter in your bag. Golfer's Digest has great up-to-date lists of the best all-around blade putters and mallet putters that you could ask for. With a great putter and our expertly designed tees, you'll be shooting birdies (NOT the animals) all day long.
Be sure to check the putter for toe hang, which refers to how the putter balances and can massively change the way you putt. Different amounts of toe hang will result in different amounts of force to the ball. Try different putters and see how they balance differently in your hand.
This term is relatively new to the golf world but some sites are beginning to put the toe hang measurements on their websites. Through practice, you can learn which toe hang works best with your swing.
2. Be Aware of Movement in the BodyYou're probably already conscious of not moving your feet as you take your swing, but you should also be aware of how your upper body is moving. You should move your upper body (above your hips) in flow with your putt but your lower body should be firm on the ground, no pivoting.
To practice, stand on your lead foot and tap the toes of your other foot behind, so that all of the balance is on your lead foot. Now start putting. You'll probably find that your balance is a little shaky. Continue putting until the drill becomes easy and then try with two feet firmly planted. You should see an improvement!
3. Practice Smooth PuttsPractice makes perfect! Use Telos Golf Tees to mark different distances and practice smooth putts from each of your marks.
To check how smooth your putts are, bring your putter back as if you were about to hit the ball and then come to a complete stop. Now rotate your shoulders as a unit (placing a thin object under your arms if necessary to keep them by your sides) as you swing completely through.
This method will help you avoid either slowing down or speeding up as you build up to your putt, and should help you keep a smooth flow.
4. Use Horizontal LinesWork of the horizontal to determine how much the slope slants before making your putt. Find a bench, lines on a roof, or even the brim of your cap to make the read.
Knowing the degree of the slope can help you know how hard or soft to putt while taking into account any roll that will happen.
5. Keep Learning Putting Tips and More Now that you're armed with a few amazing putting tips, keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the amazing sport of golf.