There are about 504,000,000 putting tips on the internet. How do I know this, well I used google so it has to be completely true……right> 🙂 All joking aside, there are so many putting tips out there that I could not even describe the depth and berth of areas they cover. I have tried a bunch (number actually unknown) and some have helped. Others did not fit my putting game and had to be discarded. But, through all of my efforts to improve my short game I did find one putting tip that was a sure fire winner. It is something I always do and feel it is the primary reason for my success on the green.
My tip for great putting is simple, easy, and repeatable. I discovered through trial and error when trying to make center contact on my putter head.
The tip is this: I keep my head still, focused on the contact point, for a count of one after contact. By pausing for that one moment, the rest of my putting mechanics follows in smooth controlled manner. The act of keeping my head still for a moment changed many aspects of my putting stroke.
I was able to hit the center of the putter more often; my ball tracks my aim point easier; my follow through is on line to my aim point; my back 6 forward 12 putting motion is effortless; and my control on distance became honed.
I realize that this seems like a great deal of success stemming from such a simple tip, but I am certain that it holds that much power. Counting to one and focusing on the contact point is my one golden tip that I do always. When I am in the zone, I putt very well and generally no more that two putt during the entire round. This tip improved my putting game and ultimately lowered my golf score.
I am a grateful golfer! See you on the links!