The Best Golf Putting Tip For Lag Putting
This is the Putting Distance Control Lesson. Distance control is the second half of the putting equation. Well...what good is hitting your putt on line if you are 10 feet short on one putt and then 10 feet long the next time.
You will also face putts of different lengths every time you step on a green during a game. You will also see greens of different speeds when you play from day to day and from course to course.
Therefore it is critical that you develop your putting distance control in order to reach your golf goals.
There are several things that can change the speed of the greens:
With all of these variables that can possibly come into play you are going to want to have a solid, consistent method of adjusting to putts of different lengths and speeds. The better you become at controlling your distance when you are putting the more putts you will make and the less 3 putts you will have. That will lead to lower scores very quickly.
There are two things you need to hit the ball the right distance with your putter.
A lot of people try to control the different lengths of putts with their hands. They make what looks like the same length stroke for every putt and just try to hit harder or softer depending on the need. This can work but truly is not the most effective way to get the job done.
It has been a long used image for putting that the stroke is a pendulum motion. Think of the arm that hangs down on a grandfather clock. Remember how it swings back and forth? It swings the same distance to the left and right.
This is a great image for your putting stroke and having great distance control. The shorter the putt the shorter the stroke. The longer the putt the longer the stroke you need to make.
This is a great visual for making a stroke that has the putter head go the same distance on the back swing and follow through.
If you do this drill you should see how with a shorter stroke the ball only went a short distance while the longer stroke sent the ball much farther. This is a great way to practice at the course, in your office, or at home. Getting a strong feel for this concept will certainly make you a better putter.
One more Golf Putting Tip & key to success. In most sports a change of speed is great. Wide receivers get open down field with change of speed. They start slower and then when the defender does not expect it...boom...they are gone with a burst of speed. However, in golf, changing speeds is terrible for your game.
You want to be smooth throughout all your swings. If you change speed with the putter head...either slow to fast, or fast to slow...it is going to be very hard to control your speed or even make solid contact.
Thank you for reading the Putting Distance Control Lesson. If you would like to continue the Putting Lessons in order then please go to the Putting Pre-shot Routine Lesson next.
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