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Close concentration and precise focus are qualities required in many of the things we do. This is certainly true in golf. The slightest twitch of a muscle or a minor distraction can throw your game way off. Golf is a demanding sport, but that’s exactly why it’s so enjoyable and rewarding. Read the following paragraphs for golfing advice that will help to improve your game.

The position of your toes will help guide you towards finding proper posture for your swing. If you are able to move your feet without difficulty, you are probably not leaning in far enough. You should be able to lean toward the ball, with your feet able to move just a small amount. If your feet move too much, you are not doing it correctly.

One of the best things you can do for your game is practice your swing religiously. If your pro shop has a golf simulator, make use of it. Practising your swing frequently will improve your game with minimal effort, so schedule time to do so regularly.

While playing golf and in the correct position to swing, make sure to shift your hips with a rapid motion so your weight moves to the forward foot from the back one. Your swing will be more powerful and the ball will go further.

It is imperative that you find a set of clubs you are comfortable with to play the game. To put this into perspective, early 20th century golfers used wooden clubs. Do you really need that high-priced titanium club?

Line your feet up properly. This is possibly one of the greatest golf tips. Your goal is to make sure that your feet are actually perpendicular to where you want any ball you’re hitting to travel. The ball should go in the direction that your club is facing when you put your golf club straight up against the toes.

You can find possible problems with your golfing stance by using a simple exercise involving wiggling your toes. If it is too difficult to prepare a swing while moving the toes around, it means the golfer is leaning in too far towards the ball. Proper posture is incredibly important when swinging. To find the right posture, try gently leaning back until your feet feel comfortable and aligned.

Knowing the differences between your clubs is the key to becoming a good golfer. You can get your ball from the tee to the hole in far fewer strokes if you are able to choose the proper wood, wedge, iron or putter for each shot. If you choose the incorrect club in a tough situation, you could end up costing yourself some valuable strokes.

You may want to bring nuts or other high-protein food items with you when you play. The sport of golf can be draining both mentally and physically. The extra protein and calories from your snack will keep your mind sharp and help fend off muscle fatigue, keeping you going all the way through 18 holes.

Try out tips like the ones you’ve just read above to help keep your game going as smoothly as possible. By using what you’ve just learned here you can continue to improve your golf game no matter how long you’ve been playing.

For more tips on how to improve your golf game, visit http://www.golf-tips-online.com.

Read The GreenTo enjoy golf more and lower your golf score per round you need to reduce the number of putts and stop three putting. This can be done by learning how to read the green better in preparing to make the putting stroke.

I find the biggest difference between us weekend golfers and the Pros is their ability to make more putts.

I bet you are spend hours thinking about your putting process and practicing your putting stroke, distance control, grip, stance, and alignment, but to be a better putter you need to learn how to read the green as you prepare to make your putting stroke.

I see high handicap golfer  just walking up to the ball, taking a quick look at the putt, getting in their putting stands, and making the putt. And they wonder why did I miss the putt.

When I play with low handicapper I see them spending most of their time reading the break of the green and lining up their putt. They even start reading the green as they walk up to the green.

Better golfers know that a good putting stroke is not not the complete answer. They understand they have to predict how the ball will behave once it starts rolling.

Here is some advice to improve putting and how to read the green.

I suggest beginning by getting down on your hands and knees, (don’t be embarrassed about doing this) and look at the ground and grass between your ball and the hole.

Look for any bad areas on the green and how it may affect the roll of the ball.

Determine if you have an uphill, or downhill putt, and try to estimate how hard you will need to strike the ball.

Determine if the grass is dry or damp. Early in the morning the green should be wet while in the afternoon it will be dry. The drier and firmer the green is, the further the ball will roll compared to the same putt on a damp green.

The way the green keeper cut the grass will also be a factor in how long the ball rolls.

The ball roll faster the closer the grass is cut and will roll further.

The ball will slow down on longer grass and will roll a shorter distance.

I hope you have a better understand on how to read the green because of the different factors come into play when reading greens properly.

Learning to read greens is an extremely important skill.

So remember the old saying, we drive for show – and putt for dough!

Learn To Read The Green To Reduce Strokes Per Round

4 Step Routine To Make More Putts

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Not preparing correctly to make more putts, no matter how well you can read the greens or how great your stroke may be, you can still find yourself missing some easy putts.

One simple way you can lessen these missed putts, is to put your preshot routine in the right sequence.

Discover How Through The “Breakthrough Putting Secrets Revealed.”

Step 1: Survey the line of your putt. Take into consideration things like elevation changes, slope, and grain. Once you have the path of the ball figured out, it’s time to use something the majority of golfers simply don’t take the time to do. (And it helps out tremendously.)

Step 2: Take your golf ball and mark it with a nice straight line (or you can use the manufacturers markings) and use that line to aim your ball exactly where you want to start your putt.

This alone is such an effective way to make more putts, it’s a wonder why so few golfers do it!

It’s like getting a slight advantage to starting your ball online since you don’t have to rely on trying to aim your putt standing over it at address.

Why do you think nearly everyone on Tour does it?

Step 3: Once your ball is now marked and lined up, you can put the line of you putt out of your mind. Just forget about it and focus on your feel and distance control. Take a few practice strokes while looking at the cup to get a feel for the speed of the putt that you think will get you ball to the bottom of the cup or just slightly by it.

Step 4: Now it’s time to putt the ball. You have the line, you have the feel for the putt – it’s time to put those two together when you’re over the ball and make a confident stroke.

If you stick with this routine, you should not only make more putts, but develop even more confidence on the greens. You can also work on the routine in the comfort of your home using a putting mat.

Good luck!

If you want to learn the simple technique I use to get perfectly straight putting stroke,  how to get distance control like the Pros, and make more putts

Then Discover How Through The “Breakthrough Putting Secrets Revealed.”

Lag Putting Simplified

All great putters are excellent at lag putting

Lag Putting

The one area to improve on to get your scores down is to eliminate as many 3 putts per round as possible by learning lag putting. Developing the feel for lag putting successfully is by far the easiest way to make it happen. Take it from experience golfers do not get all the approach shots near the cup which can make for a long putt.

You need to eliminate the thought of trying to make every 30, 40, or 60 foot putt. You need to determine the feel for controlling the distance of each putt so you can lag putt inside a 3 foot circle around the golf hole. Then with confidence learn how to make the short putts eliminating 3 putts.

So why is 3 feet the magic distance? Because almost all golfers feel confident they can make most of the putts. You do not have to read the green for most of these putts because much of the break in most 3 foot putts can be simply removed by striking the putt a little more firmly.

Therefore work on getting your long putts inside 3 feet leaving yourself a make able short putt.

Here is a drill to develop the feel for lag putting inside the “magic 3 foot circle.”

* Place tees around the hole in a 3 foot diameter. If you imagine a clock face around the cup you want the 6 o’clock position to be closest to you (and where your target line points to) and the 12 o’clock position to be furthest away from you.

* Place the tees in the 12, 10, 2, 8, and 4 o’clock positions. An easy way to do this is to take your sand wedge (which is usually about 36 inches) and place the head in the hole.

Now put the butt end of the club at the 12 o’clock position and put a tee in at the end of the club. Repeat with the 10, 2, 8, and 4 o’clock positions. You now have your visual of the 3 foot diameter around the hole.

*Next, find as close to a straight, level spot on the practice green as you can 30 feet away and start putting until you get the feel for the stroke for that distance and start consistently putting the balls inside that circle.

Then limit yourself to 3 balls and try again starting over if you miss one. This adds a little pressure to the drill and will help your confidence when you’re out playing for real.

Continue this drill at 40, 50, 60 feet or whatever distance you feel you need your most practice from. With the right length putting mat you can practice this drill at home.

Once you practice this lag putting drill, you’ll be more confident when you stand over those long putts.

 

Putting Stroke Instruction

Putting Stroke Instruction

Here is a putting stroke instruction that guys out on tour use to practice their putting stroke with their eyes closed in order to try and develop the feel in their putting stroke. Even on rare occasions some guys on Tour will close their eyes while putting during a tournament.

Can using this technique help you in your putting? You’ll have to try it to find out. It’s one of those things that doesn’t work for every golfer, buy why not give it a try to see if it helps.

Here’s a drill to try on the putting green or putting mat to see it this technique works for you:

Step 1: When you’re on the practice green drop 3 balls 10 feet from the cup, 3 more out at 20 feet, 3 more at 30 feet, 40 feet, and 50 feet.

Step 2: From to 10 foot mark you’ll want to putt the first ball as you normally do with your eyes open.

Step 3: Line up the second putt using your normal pre-putting routine with your eyes still open, then close your eyes just before you make your putting stroke.

Pay attention to the the feel of the putter head when you make your stroke using this putting stroke instruction and try to make the stroke you made with your eyes open to roll the ball the same distance.

Step 4: With the 3rd ball from 10 feet do the same as you did in step 3 closing your eye just before you make your stroke and try to copy the same stroke as you did with your eye open to roll the ball the same distance.

Now just repeat this routine with the balls at eh 30, 40, and 50 foot distances.

Using this drill will help you get a better feel for how far you need to make your stroke out on the greens with out having too much going on in your mind. Find other putting tips at Golf.com.

Who knows, you might even use this technique out on the course with some positive results!

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Today, I would like to talk to you about making a high percentage of short putts. I know we all would love to make 80 to 90 percent of putts within six feet. If you could you would definitely lower your score and you will also reduce the number of three putts.

One way to make more putts is to establish a routine and use a line on the golf ball to line up each putt. When you stand over the putt look a spot on the hole that your see the ball rolling over as it drops into the hole. Watch that spot as you take your practice putt and get the feel for the stroke you need to make so the ball rolls into the hole.

Now you want to line the putter with the line on the ball reset your feet and stroke the ball.

So I recommend that you draw a line on the golf ball or use the line that is now being printed on most golf balls by the manufacture to help you line up the putter, ball, and the line to the hole or spot you are putting to for a break in the putt. This will help you line up the putt the same way each and every time.

You can use your indoor putting mat or a practice putting green to help you practice your aligning process so you can repeat it on each and every green during your round of golf.

This alignment process will help you become a better putter and to make more short putts. Remember what you want to see when you putt the ball is that the line on the ball is rolling end over end versus side over side.

Jeff Goble: Putting Tip For Short Putts

Line Up The Golf Ball To Putt Better

I play with a number of average golfer and they all fail to line up their ball before they putt. It is one of those simple and obvious things that should be done but is not.  It does not matter whether you play with a brand name ball or not, if you fail to line up your ball you are putting blind.

I have never figured it out as to why it took golfer so long to learn this little putting trick. You do not have to use some imaginary line when most golf balls come marked with a straight line on the ball.

I have to admit I did not figure it out until I saw a PGA Pro on TV using the ball line to line up the ball on the putting green.

Here are a few benefit of  lining up your golf ball before you putt.

1) You have  a visual image of the alignment of the putt

2) It helps to simplify lining up the putter. It helps to make the putter face square.

3) It provides visual reference to help  line up your body and feet.

4) Aides in lining up you eyes over the ball and the putting line

Make sure you are totally committed to the alignment of the ball before you strike the ball. If you don’t feel right about the line, take a trick from Jim Furyk and step back behind it again and adjust your line if necessary.

Being confident over the ball is half the putting battle. If there is any doubt in your feel, your odds of success decreases substantially.

How to Line Up Your Putts