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Advanced Putting Techniques

Putting is a critical aspect of golf, often making the difference between a good round and a great one. Mastering advanced putting techniques can significantly lower your scores and enhance your overall performance.

  1. Adjusting to Different Greens: Different greens can vary significantly in terms of speed and slope. Learn to adjust your putting stroke for different conditions. Practice on various types of greens to understand how your ball behaves on fast, slow, undulating, or flat surfaces. This adaptability is key to becoming a proficient putter.

  2. The Mental Side of Putting: A strong mental approach is crucial in putting. Develop techniques to stay calm and focused, especially under pressure. This can include establishing a consistent pre-putt routine, practicing breathing exercises, and maintaining positive self-talk to build confidence on the greens.

  3. Distance Control Drills: Effective distance control is essential for successful putting. Practice drills that help you gauge the power needed for different putt lengths. For example, the ladder drill, where you putt to different distances in succession, can improve your feel and control.

  4. Reading Greens Effectively: The ability to accurately read greens is a skill that can significantly improve your putting. Spend time learning to assess the slope and grain of the green, and how these factors will affect the ball's path. This skill comes with practice and careful observation.

  5. Experimenting with Different Putters: The type of putter you use can have a significant impact on your performance. Experiment with different putter styles and lengths to find one that feels comfortable and suits your putting stroke. A putter that complements your natural style can improve your consistency and accuracy.

In conclusion, advancing your putting skills requires a combination of technical proficiency, mental strength, and practice. By focusing on these areas, you can develop a more reliable and effective putting game, leading to lower scores and more enjoyable rounds.

Still need help? Kat uses Trackman 4 Launch Monitor in her face-to-face coaching sessions. If you'd like to book an Assessment, please contact Kat directly at 07939 252977 for a free consultation. Kat is also available for online coaching and uses 3D swing analysis in both her online and face-to-face coaching. To get started, simply follow her HERE.

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