GOLF PUTTING TIPS: INSPECT THE PUTTING CUP FOR ANY MOISTURE BEFORE YOU PUTT

Putting Tips for GolfOne of the best golf putting tips is to check the hole location for any moisture prior to putting your ball.

The reason why this recommendation is one of the best golf putting tips is that it will allow you to determine the degree of moisture on the putting surface, if any.

It should be obvious that the more moisture in the putting cup, the more moisture on the green.

The more moisture on the green, the slower the roll of the putt, whether long putts or short putts.

Moisture on the surface of a green will impact a short putt as well as a long putt.

If the cup shows there to be several inches of water in it, you will need to take your putter head back from your ball much further than customary.

For instance, when I use my Locked-In Putting System™ for putts of more than four paces, I square my putter head on my aim line to the back of my ball, lock my right elbow to my right rib cage and keep it locked in such manner.

I then keep a steady head position and take my putter head back until the outside edge of my watch band intersects with the back of the ball from my line of vision –for putts of approximately 8 paces on a flat and dry surface– before stroking my putt.

Notwithstanding, if there is an appreciable amount of water in the cup—meaning a lot of moisture on the green –I will take my putter head back until the inside edge of my watch band intersects the back of my ball from my line of vision for the same distance- before stroking my putt.

You also should appreciate the reality that if there is a lot of moisture on a green and you are faced with an uphill putt, you should take your putter head back even more than customary.

The combination of an uphill putt and moisture on a green will dramatically slow the roll of your putt.

So please remember to inspect the hole location on a green before stroking your putt.

Then determine how much further you will need to take your putter head back from the ball to compensate for the moisture.

You should have some may to measure how far back you should take your putter head relative to the distance between the ball and the cup.

I use the Locked-In Putting System™ for such purpose. You will find information about the Locked-In Putting System™ at http://lockedinputting.com

If you have been rolling putts short of the hole because of moisture on a green you may find this information to be some of the golf putting tips you will ever receive.

Copyright © 2011 by Gordon Jackson—All Rights Reserved

 

 

       
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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.