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How To Get A Better Putt

Getting to the green might seem like all of the work, but if it takes you just as many strokes to sink your ball while on the green, you will still have a high scoring round. This is why many of the top golfers will spend hours every week just practicing their putting. This is an often neglected part of practice for most golfers because they see this as easy while correcting a slice is hard. If you have ever had a 12 foot putt, you will know that it is anything but easy to do this in one stroke.

There are a few tops which can help in making sure that you will be able to get exactly what you will need to putt better. You will need to know how to read the green. You will also need to make sure that you will be able to estimate the power you will need. Additionally, you will need to know how to control your upper body so that you can get an even and smooth swing. This will help you to be able to get the kind of putt which will mean the difference between talking two strokes on the green and taking just one.

Reading the Green

The green is hardly ever a completely flat surface. There is always some kind of slope to the whole green while others will have ridges and valleys that you will need to contend with. To best judge the path of your ball, you will need to decide how much power you will need to get over rises and how far to each side to hit the ball to contend with slope. Imagine the ball as you hit it and what it will do. Many suggest reading the green from the hole to the ball to hit it just right.

Judging the Power Needed

After reading the green, you will know about how much power you will need to contend with any rises or drops or slopes that the ball will have to contend with. The important thing is that you will be able to make sure that you are getting the ball off with just the right amount of power or it is possible that you will lip out the ball rather than having it sink in the hole.

Controlling Your Upper Body

The main focus that you will need as you are actually addressing the ball is that you are lined up correctly and that you are not putting with your elbows. Always keep your arms completely straight and swing your upper body like a pendulum. The only thing on your body which should be moving is your upper body. If anything else moves, the putter will likely bobble and the ball will fly off course. It can take some practice, but at this point you should not even be looking at the path of the ball when you hit it.

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