putting lessons?

Gizmo722

Hacker
Joined
Mar 27, 2008
Messages
22
Visit site
having trouble putting at the mo.Whats everybodys opinion on putting lessons.were they helpful?. I know lessons for the swing and short game are helpfull just wondering if its the same for putting?
 

Basher

Tour Winner
Joined
Jul 15, 2007
Messages
2,627
Location
Yorkshire
yorkshiregolf.proboards.com
Go for them Gizmo.

Putting: A game within a game, as they say. It's true.
People spend lots having lessons on their swing and short game but feel putting lessons are not necessary.
Tune up your putting with lessons and you'll knock the strokes from your game.
 

level5s

Head Pro
Joined
Oct 12, 2007
Messages
387
Location
Aberdeen
Visit site
i think it is useful to have somebody with you on the practice green, not necessary for it to be a pro though. I think you can work on feel and stroke yourself but alignment it tricky by yourself.
 

RGuk

Tour Winner
Joined
Aug 19, 2007
Messages
3,437
Visit site
Not for me, I'm afraid. I've been around the block enough to feel (for myself) that if you have a sound technique, it's all about practice, feel and nerve. If you don't have a useable technique....well, GO FOR IT!

It's the read on the long ones that gets me,
the rest is ok for my standard.
 

Wilf

Club Champion
Joined
Mar 18, 2008
Messages
101
Visit site
This will probably sound a bit of a contradiction but here goes, although my putts per round has not come down a putting lesson certainly help me and I now seem to putt down the line I intend. All I need to do is work out how to read greens as it is very rare that my line and the actual line are one and the same. Short of getting my pro to caddie for me not sure how to resolve this one.

While on with putting anybody got any tips for maintaining speed on the green? I always start a round with putts going a couple of feet past (which I prefer don't mind the little 2 footers back) and as I get used to the speed this gradually gets less until by about 12th hole I am leaving them a inch or two short. It's a bit frustrating when one actually starts on the right line and grinds to a halt a little short.
 

HomerJSimpson

Hall of Famer
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
71,183
Location
Bracknell - Berkshire
Visit site
The best way of getting the ball past the hole consistency is to practice regularly and place a tee about 18 inches behind the hole.

Make the tee your new target point and aim to get the ball to the tee. Your putts will run into the hole at a better speed and you will definitely get the ball to the hole more regularly
 

TonyN

Money List Winner
Joined
Jan 24, 2008
Messages
6,012
Visit site
I have some good putting games to help you out, if anyone is interested pm me.

I dont think i need putting lessons because my new technique is deadly. I played nine holes the other day and only had 9 putts.
 

benny

Head Pro
Joined
Apr 2, 2008
Messages
288
Location
Chipping Sodbury
Visit site
Don't start getting worried about it, thats only gonna make your putting worse mate. I think before you start spending money on lessons on putting you should try the old 'smaller target' drill. Stick a tee in the ground or your ball marker and concentrate on putting to that - when you get out on the course the hole is enormous! If you have a garden, mow a strip of grass and cut a hole thats 3'' and putt to that - the 4 and 1/4 or whatever it is on the course again will seem huge.

Look how many pro's stink at putting, and the awful grips and techniques they come up with to combat it - it all comes down to your nerve at the end of the day and once you're used to hitting a tiny target, your gonna have oodles of confidence on the course.
 
D

Deleted member 1147

Guest
I had a putting lesson last week.

It's amazing how, even as a decent golfer, you can be so wrong in what you're doing, and having someone who knows what to look for can be invaluable.

Turms out I break my left wrist instead of keeping parallel to the right - hench I manage to hook putts! (but I hadn't realised that I did it!)

Also my head was in totally the wrong position - but it felt to me as though it was over the ball. So before the round I'm to drop a ball from my left eye thus giving me info of where the ball should be.

I've been given a few drills and in my one round since the lesson I didn't 3 putt once.

So in the short term I'd say it's definately worth it.
 
Top