Friday, September 11, 2015

2 THINGS TO LEARN TO BECOME A GREAT PUTTER - THEY'RE NOT HARD

THE FIRST THING TO LEARN ...Use your body and not your arms and shoulders to putt.

THE SECOND THING TO LEARN ...Separate your hands so that they're not touching (at all).

You take the putter back about 6 inches for every putt from a foot to 20 feet. Take it back no more than 10 inches for putts from 20 feet to 50 feet. Putts longer than 50 feet ...let your body determine how far back to take the putter.

Take the putter back using your arms and shoulders ...then turn the putting over to your body. By that I mean contract the muscles on the right side of your body and then use your body to determine how hard to tap the ball. Your body has billions of nerve cells - each involved with your brain - and does a much better and far more consistent job of making the right determination of how hard to putt the ball.

Make your read (most people allow too much break) ...take your stance and let your body do the putting. You will stop making mid-stroke corrections that are too often wrong and cause you to miss. Once you get a bit comfortable with this technique ...you'll soon be able to simply take your stance (allowing for your read) and keep your eyes on the hole through the whole putting experience.

One final thing ...take a really light grip on the putter ...no more white knuckles.