best golf putting instructions

golf putting instructions

Some of the best golf putting instructions is to study your putt from four different locations, whether facing short or long putts.

Believe it or not, one of the most important locations from which to study and analyze your upcoming putt is when approaching the green.

As you approach the upcoming green, view the area to determine if there is any water in the vicinity of the green. Grass on a putting surface has a tendency to grow in the direction of any water surrounding the green.

As you approach the green, you should attempt to discern any slope between your ball and the cup that would cause your ball to break in   one direction or the other.

Next, you should study your putt from the back of your ball, while facing the cup, to gain even a better perspective of any break and, if any, to what degree.

 In addition, you should determine if you are faced with an uphill or down hill putt and, if so, to what degree.

Typically, a down hill putt will roll proportionately much faster in comparison with an uphill putt rolling slower. All too many golfers stroke their down hill putts with more force than necessary and suffer the consequence of an equal amount of distance on the return putt.

Thirdly, you should inspect your putt from the back of the cup, while facing your ball.

From this location, you should observe any impediments surrounding the hole as well as any unusual “breaks” in the vicinity of the cup. Since putts roll slower as they near the cup, they tend to break more severely at such point.

Also, while standing behind the cup and facing your ball, you should study the grain of the putting surface: that is, in which direction does the grass grow.

A putt rolls faster when rolling on grass growing in the direction of the cup and slower when rolling on grass in the direction of the ball, when all things are considered.

When the grass appears lighter from your point of vision it will tend to grow in that direction. When appearing darker from your line of vision it will tend to grow in the opposite direction.

The last location from which you should study your putt is about the half-way point between your ball and the cup.

This location provides an overall view of any break of the putt and a last-minute check point of all the information you have gathered in preparation for your putt.

If you study your upcoming putt from these four different locations,   you will sink more putts and lower your score considerably.

You also should find this to be some remarkable 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.