I bet you are wondering how your putt is affected by physics. Work, energy, and power are the core concepts used to determine the physics behind a putting stroke. I am not really sure if all of this information will help you become an better putter, but I found it very interesting. So, for all you science geeks out there, this is for you:
There are many aspects to putting that require our attention and the physics, perhaps, does not garner any focus. If you are a student of the game, then this knowledge might be of use. Regardless, putting is vital to lower golf scores, therefore I suggest you spend some practice time with the flat stick.
Before you run off on a tangent about how to drop a golf ball, this article is about how I needlessly left three strokes on the golf course yesterday. I feel that I should have made those shots and my round would have shifted from mediocre to decent with respect to the score. I never stop thinking I should have shot a better score after a round, but in this case I definitely dropped the ball and there really is not fix to my dismay. As an amateur, leaving a few strokes on the course is not uncommon, but I will never accept doing it. It is not in my mental makeup when it comes to golf.
The PGA Championship is well underway and The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort, South Carolina, is living up to its hype of being a tough course to navigate. With the cut at +5, the course played more difficult than I expected. Even though this is a Major and the course set up is supposed to be challenging, I was surprised to watch the best players in have difficulty navigate the most consist and difficult hazard. If you are wondering what I am talking about you might want to watch a few videos and watch the players clothes flap like crazy.
I hate to admit it, but I three putt from time to time. Yup, I know it is hard to belief that a four handicap player commits the cardinal mistake to three jacking on the green. It is a disgrace and I should be thrown off the course when I do! Well, that is how I feel in my head, but in reality I do not know of any golfer who does not three putt from time to time. The trick is not to make a habit of it and I believe I have accomplished that goal.