Best putting tips

Best putting tips for Average Golfers…Like Me

Following are the Best putting tips I know of and don’t consistently use.

I am thus a mediocre golfer. (Even if I’m somewhat over average, it doesn’t seem that way)

The technique won’t be a heavy focus in this article. This is not to imply that I haven’t studied much on technique or that my own is subpar. I’m claiming that I am utterly unqualified to instruct in appropriate putting strokes or techniques.

In another post that I believe you will find useful, I go over some of my favorite putting drills.

1. Develop a putting routine and stick to it…no matter what

Every… For every shot they play throughout a round of golf, from full swing to putting, every PGA tour player and the extremely excellent golfer has a set regimen they adhere to faithfully. Very offensive.

I don’t. I do have one, but for no apparent reason, I tend to get lethargic and impatient. My amount of dedication to my routine on the green is determined by how I’m feeling that particular day. Not good!

Be different from me. Fair enough, I’m working on it.

2. NEVER Rush, but don’t be slow

Sometimes I just want to finish the task at hand. in particular when putting.

Technically speaking, putting is a straightforward process. You don’t need much athletic ability or much physical competence. Hence, we consider it to be standard. (Shame. It’s not difficult to get better at placing)

Do you know someone who doesn’t take anything for granted?

professionals and genuine low handicappers. They are aware—as are we all—that here is a place where strokes might be wasted pointlessly. Alternatively, if you’re careful, keep them alive.

  • Make a commitment to avoid hurrying to close the hole.
  • Avoid being tardy.
  • Make a reading.
  • Follow your usual regimen.
  • Putt that one away.

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3. Putt out every time

Yeah, I enjoy gimmes and backhanding four-footers to close a hole in peril.

I shouldn’t ever do it. And neither should you. The pressure of holing a putt is present. even if just little.

Use this chance to expose yourself to the pressure and develop your performance under it. Building a hole out under pressure is a skill.

Take advantage, and your confidence in your putting will soar. You’ll immediately improve your putting as well.

4. Learn and apply a proper and comfortable putting grip

Your putting grip, in my opinion, serves just to assist you in delivering the putter face directly into the back of the golf ball.

However, I believe you should start with the reverse overlap or cross-handed style and choose the one that is MOST comfortable AND helps you start your golf ball on your intended line. It’s probably ok if you work your way into some type of unconventional putting grip, but I think you should start with that.

Each has a few slight modifications, so experiment until you discover the one you like the most. then persist in it.

5. Get the golf ball TO THE HOLE…or better even, past it

I got your back, Dave Pelz!

For me, this is unquestionably an issue. This has been my #1 pet peeve on putting greens for YEARS. especially the one I play the most. The greens are a touch bumpy and famously sluggish.

We don’t want to spend the entire day hitting 5-foot comebackers beyond the hole. But if the ball doesn’t go in, we want to focus especially on trying to put it past the hole.

Assume you haven’t yet put this into practice. If your ball doesn’t go in during your next round, resolve to get it past the hole. You’ll probably make more putts that go in the hole and have shorter second chances.

6. Listen for the ball to drop in the hole from 10 feet and in

You virtually ALWAYS leave your putting stance early when you peek at your putt as it moves towards the hole. Early stance departure has a negative impact on your putting stroke.

Both your putt and your stroke will be skewed. The more time we spend in our stance, the better our putting will be. It’s over.

I have repeatedly tested this and EVERY TIME I hear it land in the cup, my putting becomes better. I am an average putter because I am inconsistent with it.

Do not emulate me once more. Always practice this.

7. DO NOT look up at your putt until it is well on its way from 10 ft and beyond

Why? SEE #6.

Nevertheless, if our putt misses, we want to watch how it breaks. In particular on longer putts. The only way to accomplish that is to see the putt as it passes the hole, hopefully.

8. Set your up the same way to your putt every time

We have the highest chance of making putts or adjusting our stance, ball, head, and hand positions when we set them up consistently each time.

We aim to develop strong putting mechanics and minimize the number of variables in our putting (or any part of our golf game).

9. Putt your golf ball over a spot 1-3 inches in front of the ball on your line

This is a putt that was taught in the Dave Stockton putting school.

This man was a monster. He completed ALL five big victories with his short game. I’m quoting Johnny Miller when he once remarked of him: “His golf stroke was an excuse to get the ball on the green.” Love that old Johnny.

Instead of focusing on your putting stroke or technique, the goal is for you to lock in on your target line. Your job is finished once your putt rolls over that 1-inch mark.

10. Practice putting with a wedge

For years, I’ve only ever used my right hand to putt with my wedge to complete a chip or a pitch. When I practice wedges, I don’t generally carry my putter to the green.

Over the past month or so, I’ve been practicing putting with my sand wedge and two hands.

What it’s done for me is as follows:

Now that my setup is rock-solid, I am incredibly still over my putts. Also, I’m beginning my ball on my line more consistently.
My stance and stroke when putting were occasionally careless. You can’t act that way and use a wedge to make a putt. You get instantly exposed.

Every day at home, on my cutting mat outside of my office, I practice putting with my sand wedge. It has become my favorite little drill at home. 

A Final Word on Putting Tips

It is simple to get better at putting. It’s just the least glamorous aspect of the game, at least until you start to improve and your scores begin to reflect it.

Then, you start to like practicing your putting a lot more.

If you give any or all of this golf-putting advice a try, please let me know how it goes.

What to do next?

Alright, you now have all of my finest advice. You may have the fundamentals down, however. I have you covered. If you need to review the fundamentals, have a look at my brief putt instruction.

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