Having Trouble Putting? Check out These Tips


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Putting Tips
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When not at work in the financial sector, Giro M. Maddaluna likes to stay active through activities like skiing and golf. Golfers like Giro Maddaluna need to have both solid putting and driving skills to succeed at the sport.

Putting is one of the most difficult skills to cultivate in golf, and even experienced golfers face several issues on the final approach. According to a Pinehurst Golf Academy study, almost two-thirds of golfers under-read the break and end up wasting strokes. They also often suffer from poor intuition regarding depth, assuming the hole is much closer than it actually is.

Another common problem is reading putts from the wrong direction. When putting downhill, golfers should assess the putt from behind the hole. When putting uphill, they should switch to reading from behind the ball. This minimizes the effect of the slope itself on the assessment. By following these tips, golfers can minimize both mental and physical distortions when putting and rapidly improve their scores once they reach the green.