Category: Putting

Starting your putts consistently on line

Starting your putts consistently on line

Whenever I am giving a putting lesson, I always start by watching the player putt outside on the practice green. This allows me time to see firsthand their routine, the accuracy of their read of the slope, the types of questions or comments they make as well as seeing their technical fundamentals such as posture, [...]

August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Short putts making you nervous?

Short putts making you nervous?

This article was specifically written with golfers in mind who are missing way too many short putts. Having the benefit of designing putters for Precision Putters. I am fortunate enough to be able to ask for extreme but specific specifications on some putters every now and then, and this has been the case recently with [...]

June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More
Lag putting drill

Lag putting and eliminating the dreaded three-putt

This month we’ll discuss lag putting, a critical skill to improving around the greens (and lowering your scores).

October 23, 2012 | 0 Comments More
Straight back and straight through – rubbish!

Straight back and straight through – rubbish!

I would say that one in three clients at the Sydney Putting Studio ask me whether I believe the putting stroke should be straight back and straight through. Over the next two articles I will explain — and more importantly prove — that the putting stroke should NOT be straight back and straight through. Dave [...]

August 24, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Practice does NOT make perfect

Practice does not make perfect!

The way you practice has a bigger influence over how you perform under pressure than anything else. If you are like most golfers you get to the golf course half an hour or so before you play, putt a few balls across the practice green, and try and work out whether they are fast or [...]

June 15, 2011 | 1 Comment More
The highs and lows of putting

The highs and lows of putting

We’ve all heard the saying “Pros miss on the high side of the hole, while amateurs miss on the low side of the hole”. What this is referring to is that better putters take into consideration the slope of the green more, while poor putters don’t use as much slope and aim more at the hole.

March 4, 2011 | 0 Comments More
Reading slopes on greens

Reading slopes on greens

Why do some putts turn or break more than others? Here are a few quick tips to help you on your way to reading the greens better and improving your score.

January 11, 2011 | 1 Comment More
A pendulum stroke follows a back-and-forth path, while an arcing stroke has an arc pattern

How to choose the right putter for your stroke

With putting counting for more than 40% of your score, and the putter being used more times than any other club in the bag, it is very important to choose a putter that is right for you. But with so many putters on the market, and with different variables to be taken into account (including the speed of the greens at your home course, your own personal stroke, etc), just how should you go about choosing a putter to ensure that it is a good match?

January 11, 2011 | 1 Comment More
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