golf putting instructionsSome of the best golf putting instructions is to suggest you study parallel greens whenever possible.

The majority of golf courses have what is known as parallel greens. A parallel green typically is located in the vicinity of the tee box of an adjacent hole. It usually is the green for the nest hole.

A parallel green also can be adjacent to another green or adjacent to some portion of another fairway.

Unfortunately, many players fail to understand the significance of studying parallel greens. Studying parallel greens can substantially improve your golf game.

On the other hand, the failure to study and analyze parallel greens can cost you a lot of strokes.

Here is what I suggest you do.

While someone in your group is hitting his or her golf ball from a tee box, you should be spending such time analyzing any parallel greens nearby.

When your foursome is waiting for the group ahead, it likewise provides an excellent opportunity to study parallel greens.

When a green is adjacent to another green, you also should use any waiting time to study such parallel green.

Specifically, you should make a mental notes of the pin placement of such parallel greens, particularly if the course does not provide pin location flags. You also should study and analyze the general slope of the green, especially if you are unfamiliar with the course.

In addition, you should view the surrounding area of each parallel green to determine if any bunkers come into play. Also, you should look for any water or other hazards near any parallel green and attempt to avoid them on your approach shot to such green.

If you study each parallel green you should be much more prepared  to play your approach shot when facing it, whether it be a par three, par four or par five.

You then should appreciate even more the value of  these golf putting instructions.

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Gordon Jackson, founder of Locked-in Golf Inc., author of Straight Shooting Golf and 11 other books on golf instruction, and who has written more extensively about golf mechanics then anyone in the history of the sport.