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Proper Stance for Perfect Putts


Only the newest recruit to the game of golf has any excuse to be a bad putter. Putting is one of the easiest parts of golf to practice. You don't have to wait until you're on the green; you can do it in the office or the lounge room without hurting anything. Practicing putting is one of the most important things to do if you are interested in improving your golf. While the correct grip plays an important role in achieving the perfect putt, you must also know how to stand before you can improve your putting.



· Start by aiming your clubface at your target. The bottom – not the top – line of the face should be perpendicular to the intended line of roll. Sole the putter head right behind the ball.
· With your eyes over the ball sight down the target line.
· Make sure your feet, knees, hips and shoulders are all parallel to the target line.
· Hands under shoulders – slightly bent elbows.
· Weight on your left side – ball position 2 in. inside the left heel.
· Forearms parallel to each other throughout the stroke.
· Control the stroke with your shoulders – left one down and right side up.
· Head should be kept still and the angle in your right wrist maintained.

To be good at putting you also have to learn how to read the putt. Is it uphill or down? How much break (left or right turn) is there? What speed will determine your best chance of success? As you gradually become more experienced you'll be able to work all this out. One ay of gaining this kind of experience is to practice longs putts of 25 meters. Using three balls, read the putt, set it up and make the strokes whilst watching the target rather than your ball.

This will stop you from focusing on the mechanics of your swing rather than rolling the ball the correct distance.

Do a similar thing for short putts of about 6 feet, only in this case when you make your stroke, listen for the sweet sound of the ball falling into the hole. It will help you to visualize the ultimate aim in golf and to trust yourself to do it.


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