Learning how to putt is one of the most important skills to have when trying to improve your scores. It looks so simple, but any mistake you make on the green does not leave you any chance to recover. A tap-in adds one stroke to your score just like a 300+ yard drive does.
Almost every hole you play will end with you putting the ball into the hole. Professionals, beginners, and everyone in between will use their putter more during a round of golf (over 40% of your total strokes!) than any other club in their bag.
One of the most difficult things about improving your putting is that practice does not always help you get better. You have to practice the right technique using the proper drills if you want to make strides in this part of your game. That is where our site comes in handy. We only list the top putting tips that we have found to help golfers become more successful in not only making more putts, but eliminating the dreaded 3-putt.
There are a lot of areas to cover with the flat stick. We will start out with the fundamentals like grip, stance, and alignment before moving on to the actual stroke, distance control, and reading greens so you know the direction and speed in which to putt your ball towards the hole.
The putting stroke is the simplest way for you to strike the golf ball. While it is very similar to chipping, a putting stroke does not translate very well to a full swing. That is why good ball-strikers are often not the best putters and vice versa.
It doesn’t matter your age, size, or strength. Anyone can learn how to putt and to do it well.