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Keep a Steady Base with this Simple “Book Shelf” Putting Drill

Nick Hagen Golf Instruction, Putting Comments

Go to any YouTube video where there’s Tour pro practice or tournament footage involved, and there’s sure to be a steady person.  For all the Tour pros I’ve watched putt live or on video, it seems they all have a couple things they do well: keep a steady head and keep a steady base. Just like most golfers, I’m always …

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Play Your Percentages for Better Short Game Success

Mike Dowd Golf Instruction, Putting, Short Game Comments

Learning to score in golf, is often about playing the percentages.  When it comes to learning to do that, there’s an old adage that I’ve been using to start just about every beginning short game clinic I’ve given over the past quarter century: “Putt when you can, chip if you can’t putt, and pitch only if you have to.” In …

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How Brushing your Teeth Leads to Better Putting

Nick Hagen Golf Instruction, Putting Comments

Here’s the key to making putts:  wake up in the morning, brush your teeth, and head to the course.  Boom, one-putts! If only it were that simple.  But let’s spend a little more time in-depth about what this teeth/putting deal is all about. When do you last remember thinking about brushing your teeth in the morning?  Not just the act of cleaning your …

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Use Clues from Mother Nature to Improve Your Putting

James Potter Golf Instruction, Putting Comments

We have all had it; it is one of the most gut-wrenching feelings for any golfer to have; it is the “I-cannot-read-anything” feeling.  Next time you are having a round that seems destined for 35, 40 or even 50 putts, use the following odd strategies courtesy of mother nature at its very best. Read the Sun The vast majority of …

How to Read a Long Golf Putt with Multiple Breaks

How to Read a Long Putt with Multiple Breaks

Golficity Golf Instruction, Putting Comments

Hitting the green with your approach shot isn’t always great news.  Sure, you are happy to be on the putting surface, but some of that happiness might quickly disappear when you realize just what kind of challenge is in front of you. If your ball has stopped a significant distance away from the hole after your approach, you might be …