Saturday, 13 December 2014

Putter Line - On the Green Putting your Golf Ball to the Hole

Using a putter line to Sink your putt
Use a putter line to help you Sink the Putt

Creating a set of putting routines exists as an essential element to your game of golf. It helps focus your mind, creating the confidence to ensure your game flows smoothly with you scoring consistently. Having a series of simplistic procedures can help strengthen this integral part of your round of golf.

Putting warm up before your golf round

Before your round commences, take time to warm-up on the putting practice area. There’s a great chance that this will help relax your putting swing. In addition, it gives you a feel for the green conditions, in contemplation of that day’s weather. Wet or dry conditions affect ball speeds upon the putting green.

One of the commonly overlooked aspects of putting remains the focus on reading the green. Make sure as you approach the putting-area that you’re taking note of the slopes on the green. Getting a good read’s essential to holing your putt.

Clean your putter before and after you take a putt!

Handling your putter remains another great routine to adopt, even as you approach the green have your putter ready. This creates a psychological connection with the most frequently used club in your golf-bag. You will unconsciously begin to think how to swing your putter. Give the putter’s face a wipe too. This serves two functions. The first’s to literally remove any physical dust or mud from the surface.  The second function helps wipe any mentally negative thoughts from your mind. Confidence remains integral to good putting, so remaining positive is the key here.

Always ensure your ball is marked correctly on the green with your ball marker. Pick up your ball to clean it thoroughly. This will help remove any detritus from your ball allowing it to travel freely upon the green. Take note of the grass length with observation to any moisture on the green. These factors will impede your ball’s speed. Remove any impediments from the line your ball will take to the hole. Twigs, stones, and worm casts will need removal before you take your putt. These obstacles will cause your ball to bounce off its intended line if left in place.

How to read a golf green - the slopes and slides

Visualize the line your ball will take to reach the hole. You have already seen the slopes from your approach now you need to take two further readings of the green. From the ball to the hole, kneel down looking at how the slopes will move the ball. If you need to putt uphill, you will require more force on your putting swing. In reverse, if your ball travels down a slope then adjust the force appropriately. The second reading to take runs from behind the hole looking towards the ball. Look for confirmation of the slopes you read previously.

Preparation - and Keeping Your Head Down when Putting

Make sure you take three preparation swings with an imaginary ball. It’s always wise to make sure your practise swings remain clear from your ball to avoid a penalty if you accidentally make contact. Confirm the line the ball needs to travel with your rehearsal swings judging the speed required to make your ball sink. Keep your head down while breathing deep to help relax. Many golfers lift their head too early, causing the swing of the putter to come out of alignment.
Simple putting routines will make your round highly enjoyable while reducing your golf handicap. Just remember to read the greens, clean your ball removing any permitted obstacles on the route to the hole. Ensure you have the correct line combined with the required pace to allow your ball to reach the hole. Stay relaxed by breathing deeply watching with great relish, as your ball sinks into the hole, time-after-time.


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