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Golf Academy
July 22, 2017


Warm Up Your Putting Now To Lower Your Golf Score This Season
There's nothing like ripping a long and straight drive off the tee, then hitting the green with your approach shot to walk off the green with a bogey or worse yet a double bogey. Did you know the quickest way to drop some strokes is with a great short-game, your putting and chipping. These two shots can be mastered by any golfer. Your putter is the single most important club in your bag and is responsible for almost half of your score.
Putting Green Drills
If you are having problems with your putting, here are a couple drills that will help smooth out your putts.

Put a coin on the head of your putter (if it won't stay on your individual type of putter, borrow one from a friend that will hold the coin). Practice moving the putter back and forth in a pendulum fashion. If the coin falls off, there is a problem with your movement.

Improve Your Stroke Indoors Before The Snow Melts
Stop banging your head against the wall because of your poor putting. One of the most common reasons for poor putting is too much movement of the upper body and head during the stroke. Excessive movement of the torso and head directly affect speed control and face positions at impact resulting in very inconsistent putting and speed control leading to increased...


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