Many people when first taking up golf think that becoming a good striker of the golf ball is the answer to mastering the game.
They are quite correct in thinking this way, as accurate striking with every club is an absolute essential to playing good golf.
However many players who become reasonable strikers of the ball with every club ignore their putting abilities even though they may be very moderate or even poor putters.
The reason is perhaps that they don’t find the putting aspect of golf particularly exiting or stimulating enough to practice.
However think about it in this way. If they were playing off a 13 or 14 handicap, reducing their putting averages alone by 4 or 5 strokes a round will make them single figure handicap competitors.
This I guarantee will result in their enjoyment of this fascinating game even more enjoyable.
Here are 2 simple tips to help reduce your putting averages.
For every putt of 20 feet or longer try to land the ball within an imaginary circle 6 feet in diameter. This will prevent a lot of three putts on greens you may be experiencing at the moment.
When you attempt to putt a long putt directly at the hole, the hole looks about the size of a dime or a five pence piece in the UK.
When you have a short putt of 3 feet or less take a one inch back swing and you may find short putts are far easier to control and sink.
Try these 2 simple tips.
See the difference in your putting averages.
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