August 22, 2019

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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