November 12, 2019

Golf Putting Techniques

Golf Putting Techniques, Locked-In Golf Inc., by Gordon Jackson. Tips and Tricks for the golfer looking to increase their confidence on the green. Putt with Pride.

Golf Putting Lessons: How To Locate Your Aim Line

golf putting tipsOne of the best golf putting lessons is to learn how to locate your aim line in order to improve your golf game and lower your golf score.

The reason why learning how to locate your aim line is one of the best golf lessons is that in doing so, you can avoid a lot of three-putts.

 You should have a golf method to locate your aim line when putting, especially for long putts. Obviously, finding  your aim line on a green can be beneficial whether stroking short or long putts.

 I use the Locked-Knees Technique™ to locate my aim line. It is one of the very best golf putting tips.

Here is how to perform this technique:

I first stand behind my ball, facing the cup (hole location), to locate my ball-to-cup putting line.  I then grip the shaft of my putter horizontally with my hands about 1 and ½ feet apart and then lock my knee and elbow joints. I then extend my putter outward until about waist high.

If my putter slants downward to my right I know my aim line is to the right of the cup. If my putter slants downward to my left I know my aim line is to the left of the cup.

However, if my putter does not slant downward to my left or right I can feel somewhat comfortable that I have a straight-in putt to the cup and  my aim line is the same as my ball-to-cup line.

Nonetheless, I cannot confirm my aim line until I then go to the cup, stand behind the cup facing my ball, grip my putter horizontally with my hands merely separated by the width of the cup, lock my knee and my elbow joints and then extend my arms until the space between my hands is centered over the cup.

If my putter does not slant either to my left or right I know the cup is level and flat and I have a  dead straight putt, assuming  I had a flat lie  when standing behind my ball facing the cup.

If not, I must I must adjust my aim line to accommodate for the difference between the two.

Likewise, when standing behind the cup facing the ball and the putter slants to the left and, my putter slanted to the right when conducting the technique while standing behind the ball facing the cup, it confirms my aim line must be to the right of the cup. If not, I must adjust my aim line to accommodate the difference between the two.

On the other hand, when standing behind the cup facing the ball and the putter slants to my right and, my putter slanted to the left when conducting the technique while standing behind the ball facing the cup, it confirms my aim line must be to the left of the cup. If not, I must adjust my aim line to accommodate for the difference.

In making any type of adjustment in your aim line to accommodate the difference between the two, you should realize the ball will break more toward the cup as it rolls nearer the cup than during its initial roll.

When you learn to use the Locked-Knees Technique™ to locate your aim line, you will improve your golf and lower your scores.

You also should agree that learning how to determine your aim line remains one of the best putting lessons.

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Golf Putting Instructions: Never One-Hand Another Putt

 One of the best golf putting tips is to never ever one-hand or back-hand another putt.

Never one-hand another putt has to be one of the best golf putting tips ever uttered.

Golfers tend to assume they cannot miss a putt when their ball is but a few inches of the cup. Frequently they will try to one-hand or backhand the ball into the cup and end up with a three putt or more rather than in  regulation.This not only occurs with amateurs but also with professional golfers.

Take, for example, the putt  Stewart Sink  missed a few years ago in the U.S. Open  when he felt he had lost the tournament to Retief Goosen.  Because he felt he was out of the tournament after missing a rather makeable putt,  he simply one-handed his next putt and missed it as well. Ironically, Retief Goosen  missed his very makeable putt also  but,  unlike Sink,  he  took his time on his follow-up putt, addressed his putt correctly and stroked it into the cup in order ot get into the  playoff with Mark Brooks the next day.

Had Sink taken his time, gone through his regular routine and stroked the putt normally he would have had no trouble making the putt that  would have put him into the next day’s playoff. He may not have won the playoff  but he would have  had a shot at it, at least.  Incidentally, Sink was one of the best putters on the tour at that time.

How many other professionals have taken themselves out of tournaments  simply because they did not follow their putting routine and tried to backhand or one-hand a short putt into the cup? John Daly easily comes to mind.

A one-handed  or backhanded putt is dangerous from the gitgo simply because the putter blade is rarely square to the cup. Even when it is square to the cup when one-handing or backhanding a putt the body is not aligned proprly on the aim line to stroke the putt squarely into the center of the cup.

Whether in tournament play or just a fun round of golf with friends, you should always go through your regular putting routine even if the ball is within a few inches of the cup. You will be glad you did. This truly is one of  the best golf putting tips ever.

Copyright © 2010 by Gordon Jackson

Golf Swing Tips: Determine Your Lie

One of the most important golf swing tips is to know how to determine the lie of your ball.

Specifically, one of the best golf swing tips is to determine whether you are faced with a hook, slice or even lie of your ball.

Unless you know th lie of your ball you not be able to hit your best golf shots.

You also will not be able to hit your ball straight to your target if you have a hook or slice ball lie. Instead, you will need to adjust for the lie of your ball to curve your ball to your target.

There are some easy and sumple golf swing instructions to determine the lie of your ball.

Simply follow these steps:

1.While standing behind your ball, facing your target, lock your knee joints and keep them locked until the procedure is completed.

2. Then place your hands horizontally on the shaft of one of your clubs with your hands about 1 and 1/2 feet apart.

3. Next, lock both of your elbow joints and observe whether the club shaft points downward to your left side, downward to your right side or remains level.

4. If the club shaft points downward to your left side it will indicate a hook lie for right-handers and a slice lie for left-handers. If the club shaft points downward to your right side it will indicate a slice lie for right-handers and a hook lie for left-handers. It the club shaftdoes not slant downward in either direction it will indicate an even lie.

This technique is one of the best golf swing  tips around and may be used whether putting on a green or, hitting from the tee box or fairway.

By knowing this golf method to determine the llie of your ball you will be able to improve yours shot making immensely.

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