Do you want to be more consistent with putting? If so, there are two things you have to do. You must make a three-footer and control distance.
When your golf stroke becomes strong, then you want to focus on controlling distance. It’s all about getting the “feel.” The level of feel falls on you, regardless of how well-taught you are in regards to the fundamentals of golf. To achieve this, you need to practice a lot.
What you want to do is hit a few medium-long putts. You want to stroke different golf putts, so make sure you move around the green frequently. Unless you are already been doing good at putting the ball near the hole, then you should keep on moving around until you finally do have success with getting the ball nearly in. The more putts you practice, the better you will get.
Next, you need to find your rhythm. What we mean by this is figure out what grip force works the best for you when you perform your strokes. This will take time to figure out, and it will require a ton of practice. However, it is worth it when you finally get it right.
Are your putts coming up short? If so, make sure the stroke is the same length forward as it was going back. The key is to make sure your forward stroke is consistent and on the same level as your back-stroke, otherwise, the ball will likely keep coming up short.
To check the above, you can put down three tees in a line. Place the ball in line with the tee that is located in the centre, and take your stroke. Make sure that the two outer tees are at the same distance from the middle tee.
Take your stroke, but make sure the head of the putter moves even with the tee in the back, and then proceed to the forward tee. When you get to this point, you’ll be able to tell if your wrist angles remained the same or if you moved them.
The length of your stroke is important too, especially if your putts are always coming up short. If the ball is never getting into the hole, regardless of how perfect your front stroke is, the chances are there’s an issue with your , and it’s likely because it’s too short. What you want to do is increase your backstroke slightly, and this should do the trick.
Putts That Go Beyond The Target
There are a few things you can do if the ball keeps going beyond the hole. For starters, make sure your backstroke isn’t too big because this will result in more power being used. Keep your backstrokes short, as well as your forward stroke because this will require less energy and less power. The ball shouldn’t roll passed the whole when you do this.
Do not hit your ball when you are putting because this is a guaranteed way to make sure the ball goes beyond the hole. Make sure your forward stroke isn’t forced and remain consistent with both your back and forward stroke. Maintain a constant grip pressure too. Otherwise, the ball will not go where you want it to go.
Your rhythm should be even, so make sure you pay close attention to this. As long as you keep your grip pressure levelled, you should be fine. Don’t make the mistake of pulling the putter or grabbing it. Trust us; this small tip can make a huge difference.
Our final piece of advice is to grip the putter by placing hands low. This will result in making shorter putts. Also, this prevents you from doing a long drive.
By now, you should be more equipped to handle pressure on the course, but now you need to consider your decision-making skills. If you want to become consistent, then have a routine, both a practice routine and preparation routine. Keep an eye on the best golfers on the course and learn what they do to prepare themselves to take on holes and watch when they putt. Just remember, no two golfers perform the same routine, so you might need to tweak yours in order to perfect it.
One of the first things you can do is analyze the green. Do this by looking at the reader. Figuring out when the ball will likely break will impact your ball’s speed when you putt.
Learn how to read the green. Just about every single green will have a tilt, and you should have no issue spotting this tilt when you know what to look for. Find out where the high side of the green is, instead of trying to determine where the low side is. Determine where the slopes or hills are.
When you’re standing behind the ball, compare the right and left side of the line, as this will give you a better idea of the green’s lay. Pay attention to the cut at the cup too because one side of the green might be slightly higher. Doing this will also give you a hint at where the ball will probably slow down.
Generally speaking, this is why the ball begins to slow down. The ball will end up curving more when the ball approaches the hole. This is due to what we discussed in the above paragraph.
For instance, if your putt tends to go into two directions, such as left to right for one half and then right to left during the other half, then you will want to try to aim the ball to the right, but only slightly. This should change up how the ball rolls. When you check the reader for side-to-side breaks in the green, you also want to compare the green’s downhill and uphill. The bottom line is you want to look at the entire green and not just one or two areas of it.
Next, select a spot where you want to aim at, after you have read your putting device. Remember, you don’t want to pay attention to the cup. Simply stay focus on getting the ball to the spot.
Is the green located on the upper-right of the cup? If so, then aim to the right of the cup. If the green is to the left, then aim for a spot to the cup’s left. Also, aim towards the higher side of the slop, if it’s a dramatic slope.
A downhill putt will make the ball roll faster. If you find yourself faced with a downhill putt, then aim for a spot that doesn’t go by the cup. Keep things short, but if it’s an uphill putt, then go right ahead and aim for an area past the cup. This trick will help you quickly and easily adjust to the green’s slope.
If you’re serious about becoming a consistent golfer, then you have to have a routine. With every single putt, try to do the same thing, and remember the tempo that you do too. The bottom line is if you want to be consistent, then you have to practice on a regular basis. The more practice you get, the better.