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KEEPING YOUR SHORT PUTTING ON TRACK

Don’t wait until you have a frustrating day on the greens. Prevention is better than a cure.

Get in to the habit of spending 20 minutes or so every week on ingraining your putting fundamentals with feedback rich practice.

Stage 1 – AIM

Start your practice sessions with ensuring you are aiming your putter exactly where you think you are. It doesn’t take much for your aim to get a little off; however the consequences for the smallest of errors can be a miserable day on the greens.

If an error in aim is not identified swiftly, poor putting can become your norm quite quickly.

  • Use a chalk line or some sort of alignment aid.

  • Get a friend to check exactly where your putter face is aiming.

Stage 2 – START THE BALL ON YOUR INTENDED LINE

You can make putting as complicated as you like but ultimately it comes down to starting the ball on your intended line. Green reading is important but your green reading is limited by your ability to start the ball on line.

  • Regardless of how you do it, if you can regularly start the ball on your intended line you will make more than your fair share of putts

  • In my opinion, the ‘Putting Tudor’ is the best putting aid on the market. Instant feedback on putting's most critical skill.

Stage 3 – STRAIGHT BACK AND THROUGH

You will see in the video below that Michael has a natural arc to his putting stroke even on these short ones.

  • I understand that most putting strokes have a small arc however I am certain you are better to focus on a straight back and through stroke on the short ones.

  • Use some alignment rods to enhance your visual feedback.

Stage 4 – DEVELOPING A SIMPLE ROUTINE

If golf overall is 90% mental, I believe putting must be closer to 95% mental. A simple routine allows you to freely execute your skill without too much thought.

  • Take away the feedback enhancing aids and focus on making three putts just like you would on the course. You've trained the skill, it is now time to trust it!

Stroke three putts from each station and go right around all four stations twice. (24 putts in total)

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