Essential Putting Tips
Putting is a very important moment on every golf hole.
It signals the end of the hole and subsequently it will
signal whether it was a good hole or a hole to forget.
Some people prefer a smaller green on which to make
their putt, but others like the longer greens so that they
can really try their luck at securing a twenty-five yard
Putts that are between 4 and 6 feet in length are the ones
that we expect to sink all the time. But even pros have not
made those putts before, which means the average golfer
shouldn't be bothered if he misses that 5 foot putt. But of
course your success rate will increase with practice--and
with it, your score for each hole will shrink, making
more and more competitive as you train.
It is important to practice putting; and one best ways to
do this is to start small. Start with straight putts
because they will teach you the basics of putting. For
instance, you will soon learn that if you focus on the
putting, it will help you get more of a feel for the
Try getting about 10 golf balls lined up about four
feet from the hole; and just try putting them. You will
probably miss a few initially, but continue putting
until you can get every golf ball in the hole every
When you can do this easily, start trying longer putts.
The other benefit about learning to putt is that you will
build confidence with each putt and consequently will have
less fear about putting from that distance. You may even
want to price putting in your own home, where you feel
most comfortable. This might be a good idea if you feel you
need to build confidence.
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