June 1, 2020

Golf Putting Instructions: Check For Any Break Of Your Putt From Behind The Cup

golf swing instructions tipOne of the most significant golf putting instructions is to check for any break of your putt by standing behind the cup, while facing your ball. It is just as significant a golf putting instruction as checking for any break of your putt by standing behind your ball, while facing the cup.

Indeed, you should do both if you want to improve your golf game.

Most golfers do attempt to determine any break of their putt by standing behind their ball, while facing the cup.

However, they should also check for any break of their putt by standing behind the cup, just as mentioned in a recent article:

“Putting is more of a mental game. Your focus and concentration will be put to the test, but improving your stance and how you stroke the ball can amp up your putting game.

  • A big part of shot preparation is knowing where your ball will go. Look from behind the hole. This perspective will give you a better understanding of the green.” Read more…canoaranch.com/golf-tips/tips-on-golf-putting/?nggpage=11.
The article also suggests your stance should be narrower when putting than when hitting a regular golf shot.
In terms of determining any break in the putt, it also is important to check at the apex of the putt, assuming there is a break at all.
I recommend you use my Locked-Elbows Test™ whether trying to determine a possible break from the back of the cup to the ball,  from the back of ball to the cup or somewhere in between the two points.
The Locked-Elbows Test™ is easy to conduct.
Merely stand behind your ball, while facing the cup and lock your knee joints
Then grip your hands on the shaft of your putter in a horizontal manner with your hands separated by about one foot.
Next, lock your elbows joints and observe if the club shaft leans to the left or right, or doesn’t lean at all.
If it leans to the left it will indicate the break is to the left. If it leans to the right it will indicate the ball will break to the right. If the club shaft neither leans to the left or to the right, it will indicate the absence of any break.
You then should conduct the Locked-Elbows Test™ from behind the cup, while facing the ball as well as to conduct it somewhere between the two points, preferably at the apex of any break that is indicated.
Learn how to read the break of a putt by using these golf putting instructions and your golf scores should plummet.
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