The Online Golf Coach - Putting Fundamentals
Golfshake has teamed up with the Dean Halford the Online Golf Coach to bring you some great tips on every area of the game.
Keep your head still.
As you strike the ball its important to keep your head still for at least two seconds. You need to continue to look at the point where the ball was and hopefully listen out for the sound of the ball going in the hole.
When the head stays still this promotes a much straighter line to the stroke. Whereas if you look up, the shoulders will open and pull the putter inside the line on the way through.
Clock Face Putting Drill
This is a great drill for recreating pressure in your practice putting.
Place six balls around the hole about two feet from the cup. The aim is to hole all six balls. Once you’ve don’t this move back to three feet and repeat, holing all six balls.
Again go back by a further foot and keep going until you miss. If you miss you have to go back and start from two feet.
It’s important to go through the routine that you would on course as you’re trying to recreate the situations you would find out there.
The pressure builds and gives a purpose to the practice.
How do you putt?
There is no right or wrong way to putt.
However, the online golf coach recommends two fundamentals crucial to making a good putting stroke. Both promote a good roll on the ball to help it stay online and reach the hole.
Keep the putter low to the ground.
You need to keep the putter as low to the ground as you can as this promotes a much better approach to the ball on the way through.
You are able to hit the ball on the upswing rather than down on the ball if you life the putter. This will make a smooth roll as the ball makes its way to the hole.
Dean Halford, The Online Golf Coach, is a PGA Advanced Pro who has worked on the European Tour and currently runs the London Golf Academy and is Head Coach of the Lee Westwood Academy.
Dean Halford, The Online Golf Coach, is a PGA Advanced Pro who has worked on the European Tour and currently runs the London Golf Academy and is Head Coach of the Lee Westwood Academy.Latest Articles
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