Make more birdies
If you can hole one or two makeable birdie putts and eliminate three putts from your game, you'll never be too far off the prizes. Of course, there are certain key fundamentals that will help the consistency of your stroke. For advice on how to groove these, please come into the pro shop and book a lesson. In the meantime, here are a couple of drills designed to help your feel on the greens.
Control the face
As with every other club in the bag, your hands need to work together when you putt. However, a good way to think about your stroke is to think of your hands performing two slightly different roles. Your left hand (for right-handed players) controls the direction while the right hand controls the fluidity and rhythm of the stroke. To help with the former, hit some putts with just your left hand on the club. This is a great way of gaining control over the direction of the putt through impact.
Let the stroke flow
Now turn your attention to the rhythm and path of your stroke. Use three clubs to set up a box around the hole as shown here (the hole should be at the very front of that box). The idea is from around 20ft, to hit a series of putts that run fast enough to enter the box without hitting the shaft at the back. Once you have a feel for the putt, hit some more with just your right hand on the grip. You should notice how the stroke develops its own freedom improving your feel for the distance. It should illustrate how a fluid, unhurried motion is so important for consistent distance control.
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