Three Putting Best Practices For Beginners
Many different factors influence the success of a putt. However, consistency is the goal for anyone striving to be a good putter.
The following are some of the most common putting thoughts that beginners should adopt to become better putters:
- Align your putter’s face with your target line and pick a spot on your ball.
- Keep your head down and your eyes focused on the ball.
- Keep your stance square to the target line you’re putting towards.
Three Ways To Practice Putting That Deliver Results
The game of golf is a complicated sport that requires a lot of practice. Putting is one of the essential parts of the game, and it’s what separates good golfers from great ones.
Practice is the key to success in any field, and this is particularly true for putting. There are many ways to practice putting, but these five are some of the best.
Lag Putting Pace Drill – If you have a golf course nearby with a practice green, head there and drop a few golf balls on the edge of the fringe to begin your drill. Now, practice putting from one end of the green to the other, then back, looking to stop the ball as close to the fringe as possible. This drill will help with your long-range putting pace. It will also help you learn your putts’ correct speed and turn. While this drill has nothing to do with accuracy, it is about learning how to control your pace over long distances. Because the green will have many slopes from one end to another, it will allow you to judge your speed over different scenarios.
Aim Small, Miss Small Drill – This putting drill is designed to focus on your accuracy on the green. While at your local practice green, you will need to bring a few golf tees and your putter and golf balls. Take your tee and pick a spot on the green, stick your tee into the ground and use it as an aiming point for the drill. You will need to choose a few distances from around the green to hit your golf balls, intending to hit the tee. I suggest you use three to five golf balls for this drill and not move to a new point until you have 50% or more of the putts hit the tee.
Ladder Putting Drill – The ladder drill focuses on both pace and a line of putt. You pick a target somewhere on the green and place several golf balls in a row at different distances from the hole on the same putt line. The objective is to make each putt in succession. This drill will help you work on speed and comfortability as your mind will begin to associate the same level of comfort of a two-foot putt as it does with an eight or 10-foot putt because the ball will roll along the same line.
The objective of these focuses and drills is to help you build out feel, accuracy, and comfort. Each exercise helps, but all will help you become more confident with your putter in hand.