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Putting

Putting is making a small, easy stroke on the putting green that is designed to roll the ball to the hole. Unlike other shots in golf, putting requires the use of a putter (a flat faced stick) that does not loft the ball into the air, but rather rolls it along the surface of the green.

Putting Drills

Putting Tips

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  • Ball Position Affects Rise

    According to the SAM Putt Lab stats you want your putter to have a 4 degree rise coming through the ball to get an ideal roll. This is why having your ball position forward of the bottom of your arc is so important. A solid ball position and neutral set up will help you to achieve the perfect rise angle.

  • If Time is Short Go Green

    Before your round make sure to spend time at the putting green. Putt to the fringe to get a feel for the speed of the greens without putting pressure on yourself to drain putts. Then spend some time making some 3 footers so your eyes can repeatedly see the ball drop into the cup. This way you are learning the speed before you tee off and building confidence. Remember, if you only have a few minutes go to the putting green rather than the driving range.

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