Three Basic Putting Tips

A graduate of Fairleigh Dickson University, Giro Maddaluna earned his bachelor of arts in accounting. Apart from his recent time as a financial services professional, Giro M. Maddaluna enjoys skiing and golfing.

Although it often appears to be one of the most straight-forward aspects of a game of golf, putting is a difficult skill to master, especially without familiarity with some of its main techniques.

– Develop your non-dominant hand. While your dominant hand provides a shot’s power, your non-dominant hand provides its guidance. Practice putting using only your non-dominant hand to understand how to use it to your advantage.

– Learn to be still. It is natural to watch the put or others’ reactions immediately after hitting the putt. That movement often results in a more leftward trajectory and a missed shot. Instead, hold the position for a few seconds to accurately gauge your stroke.

– Know how you judge distance. Most golfers tend to underestimate distance and consequently fall short of the hole, relying instead on judging the breaks of the green. First, determine your distance aptitude by picking a target more than 20 feet away, close your eyes, and point both fingers at it. Open your eyes and see how far your remembered target is from the actual target. To remedy the issue, try judging the distance from a different angle to get a fresh perspective.


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