GreeBo wrote: »
Doing the above will give you a repeatable stroke that you can actually build from, if your stroke/distance isnt repeatable then you are lost.
gypsy79 wrote: »
My putting has gone to absolute ****
I am a 36 putts a round man playing off 17
I have a multiple rounds 40 plus putts lately. Last round I played I had 35 putts but never felt comfortable over even 2 footers. I didn’t miss anything inside 4-5 feet but it is close to y word. And got lucky
My real problem is that my lag putting from say 20 feet is awful. Often leaving 6 footers usually short
So, do I get lessons. Obvious answer or a new putter.
I use a cheap blade. Will a mallet or more sophisticated help?
Or recommendation good putting coach
gypsy79 wrote: »
Thanks guys. My stroke is a straight back one that I think would lead to better results using
New putter might immediately relieve issues from 5 feet in as that is definitely mental. As I said. Didnt miss any in last round but the worry is not enjoyable
Will look up Harringtons video
MarcusP12 wrote: »
I don't think there will be many of us that don't dread those 5 footers but if you happen upon a putter that you trust then thats half the battle. I think also if you sink one of two early in the round it makes a huge difference. I also had one of those rounds where i felt i couldnt miss from inside 5 feet and that was down to the confidence that sinking one or two early gave me.
Another tip i should have mentioned was one i picked up in a dr. bob rotella book (they're interested reads if you're into the whole psychology thing) is to get it into your head that you want to sink every putt, even those 50 footers. Probably sounds stupid when the ultimate objective is to do no worse than a two putt from that kind of range but i think its down to being that bit more aggressive/positive with the putt. I think if you have it in your head that you'll be happy with a 3/4 ft lagged putt to hole out from then you'll be that bit more tentative and end up instead with the 5/6 ft+ short putt that you and many of us, myself included, struggle with.....
willabur wrote: »
My putting has come on an awful lot this year. I was terrible, really bad from distance and had no confidence from inside 5 feet. Over lockdown I did two things. I got a new putter, Odyssey Stroke Lab 2ball and I got an indoor matt.
The putter helps with my alignment. It is face balanced so it is straight up and straight through which suits my putting stroke. The grip is much thicker than before and feels so much better in my hands. For my grip I let my left arm hang down so it acts like a pendulum. Right hand I grip the club with pressure between my thumb and forefinger - this really helps the feel and feedback
When lockdown finished I got back on the course and started to work on my routine. On the putting green I hit at least 10 if not 20 putts one handed. Different distances each time, trying to get a feel for the greens. I then take two balls, hit one out a distance and then try to hit it with second ball. I work my way around the practice green doing this across, up and down different slopes. Even 5 mins can be enough
In the round my routine is like this.
1: One handed practice swing to get a feel for the length and weight of the putt. A couple of those until I am comfortable.
2: Pick a line, then pick a point on my line withing one foot of the ball. 6 inches is perfect. Aim for that point
3: Hit the putt
Results have been really good. I still tweak some things but I have had a round recently where I had 25 putts
Before lockdown After Lockdown
1 putt 18% 36%
2 putt 63% 57%
3 putt 16% 5%
Next to drive the ball like Offallymedic
We all wish we could drive the ball like OffalyMedic!!!
OffalyMedic wrote: »
Ye do realise I spent more time in the trees off the tee box on Saturday than both of ye put together???