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Golf Tip - Putting

Golf Tip - Putting

Mark, Clean, & Align Your Putts (Even the Short Ones)


One of the most important parts of golf is your putting. However, most players do not give it near the practice time which it deserves. In my many years of being a golf teaching professional, I have watched thousands of players over the years go to a driving range and hit a hundred shots and never go over the green. Many times players don’t go over to the green, because they don’t know what to work on. After all, it’s just putting, right? Just hit the ball into the little hole.

 

Well, I am going to give you a little something to work on when practice putting that should help lower those scores. This tip is simple but effective. Here it goes:

1. On any putt that is not a true gimmie, mark your ball. This will give you the opportunity to stand behind the ball and judge the break of the putt.

2. Clean your ball! This is surgery! If you just hit a 100-200 yard shot into the green, chances are there is dirt or debris on the ball. The last thing you want is a great putting stroke to be derailed by a clump of sand, dirt, or mud.

3. Align the putt by using the logo on the side of the ball. Now many manufacturers put a line on the side of the ball for this very reason. Just align the line on the ball to where you want the ball to go, and stroke it down the line.

Just by doing these 3 simple things, your putting should improve. So, come down to the Camden County Golf Academy and try our brand new putting green. Putting is one of the fast ways to lower your scores!

Bob Cardea
Head Golf Coach Rutgers University at Camden
General Manager Camden County Golf Academy



 

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