- Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.
- Keep your feet parallel to the target line of the putt.
- Golf ball should be positioned 3-4 inches inside your left foot (right handed players).
- 60% of your weight should be on your left side.
- The end of putter grip should be ahead of the golf ball (hands ahead of ball).
- Your arms should make a V on the set-up.
- There are probably at least 25 different grips to use (find one that is comfortable for you).
- Make sure both thumbs are on the flat part of the grip.
- Use light grip pressure (imagine holding a tube of toothpaste with the top off).
1.On short putts (3 feet and in), the putter should swing straight back and straight through.
2.On longer putts (longer than 3 feet), the putter will make an arc stroke (inside going back, hopefully square at impact, and then inside a little on the follow through).
- The putter should swing back (backstroke) and through (follow through) the same distance.
- Smooth acceleration is the key to making putts.
Putting Tid Bits
- Putting accounts for almost half of your strokes in a round of golf.
- Practice putting consistently for a month (10 minutes a day, 6 days a week = 1 hour of good putting practice). Do this for a month and you will knock off at least 5 shots from your score.
- Putting is almost always the last shot hit in tournaments and everyday play.
- Anyone can putt. You don’t have to be physically gifted or coordinated.
- Putting is very mental. If you think you can make the putt, you have a good chance of doing it.
- Enjoy putting and you will enjoy golf more too.