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Quick Golf Tips - Drain It From The Fringe


Sinking putts is hard enough without adding more complications to the mix. Golfers must adjust to not only various types of grass, but also different green speeds, to name just a few obstacles in putting. So when your ball lands so close to the fringe that your putter will catch the rough on your backstroke, you're facing a complication you don't need. To sink putts from the fringe, you must adjust your stroke so that the putter's blade avoids the rough before making impact.

Below are six keys to putting from the fringe:
* Place your back foot on the green or fringe
* Make sure the ball is opposite the back foot
* Lean a little more weight on your front foot
* Press the shaft toward the target
* Try to feel the putter going back
* Use almost no follow-through


The key to making putts from the fringe is replacing your normal putting stroke with a slightly more up and down stroke. This assures solid contact.

When you address the ball, position your back foot so it is either even with or slightly behind the ball--whether the foot is on the green or in the rough. Then lean a tiny bit more weight on your front leg and press the shaft forward.

When you start your down stroke, feel the putter going back as you take it away, and then hit the ball with almost no follow through. The ball will pop up in the air with extreme backspin and then run to the hole.

Putting is tough enough without having to deal with extra complications. Using the approach described above to putt balls from the fringe will help you sink more putts and lower both your scores and your golf handicap.


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