10 Common Putting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Today, we're tackling one of the most critical aspects of our beloved sport – putting. This delicate dance with the ball on the green will either leave you feeling like a putting pro or a putting "uh-oh."
In this ultimate guide to putting mishaps, we'll dive into ten common putting mistakes that many golfers struggle with, answer some FAQs, and talk about the best putter out there.
Don't worry, we won't leave you hanging - we'll also share some nifty tips on how to sidestep these blunders and start putting like a seasoned pro.
So, grab your putters and let's roll.
Topics Covered in This Guide
Too Tight of a Grip
Picture this – gripping your putter like it owes you money. A death grip on the handle may feel like control, but it's more like trying to steer a runaway golf cart.
So, loosen that grip pressure give up that grip, and you'll find your putting strokes become smoother than a jazz riff on a Sunday afternoon.
Stopping Your Right Shoulder
We're not asking you to throw a dance party on the green, but your right shoulder deserves some attention.
Many golfers struggle with stopping the right shoulder mid-stroke, leaving it feeling like the third wheel on a date night. Keep that right shoulder moving, and you'll notice how it becomes your trusty sidekick in the quest for putting excellence.
Putting with an Open Face
You do not want your putter face as open as a screen door on a windy day in Oklahoma. You can aim for the target as much as you want with an open putter head, but the putt will go on an unexpected adventure like a tourist without a map.
All you gotta do is keep that putter face aimed square to the line and your putt will be right on target.
Always Moving Golf Ball Position
Consistency is the name of the game when you putt; changing your golf ball position every time you putt is like trying to solve a Rubik's Cube in the dark.
Find your sweet spot – the point just ahead of your left heel – and stick to it. Trust me, it will save you plenty of strokes and heartache.
Imagine stepping up to the tee box, ready to drive that golf ball into the stratosphere. Confidence? Check! Now, apply that same mojo to your putting game.
Trying to putt with doubt is like teeing off blindfolded - a recipe for disaster. It's crucial to believe in yourself and putt with the swagger of a golfer who knows they've got the magic touch.
We've all seen the shaky stance – it's like trying to balance on a tightrope with two left feet. No more of this.
Plant your feet shoulder-width apart, bend the knees slightly, and voila! You've got a stance that'll make you feel as sturdy as a seasoned oak tree in summer.
Lack of Putting Practice
Listen. Putting is like a fine art – it requires practice to perfect. Don't neglect this common mistake like many golfers do.
Spend quality time on the practice green, honing your craft like a seasoned sculptor chiseling away at a masterpiece. The time investment will pay off rather quickly in your golf game.
Too Focused on Results
Alright, we get it – we all want those birdies and eagles on the scorecard. But hyper-focusing on the outcome is like trying to cook a gourmet meal without following the recipe.
Embrace the process, the stroke, the rhythm, and let the results come naturally, like sunshine after a rainy day.
Hands Influencing Stroke
Focused Too Much on Technique
The Best Putter Out There
Will a new putter improve my putting?
A new good putter can certainly make a difference, but it's not a magic wand. It's all about finding the right fit for your putting stroke and comfort. Test a few putters, and you might discover a new love connection on the greens!
What are the most common mistakes people make when putting?
Ah, the classics! Some of the most common mistakes include gripping the putter too tightly, having an open putter face, and not maintaining a consistent golf ball position. But fear not – awareness is the first step toward improvement!
Why do I always miss my putts right?
Missing putts to the right is like having a one-way ticket to Slice City. It could be due to an open putter face or an outside-to-inside swing path. Remember, we want to aim for the target, not the squirrel in the gallery!
There you have it – the ten putting mistakes that can trip us up on the green. Now that you're armed with these friendly tips, you'll be well on your way to avoiding those pitfalls and sinking more putts like a seasoned pro.
Remember, golf is a journey, and putting is the dance that brings us closer to the ultimate thrill of the game. So, keep practicing, keep smiling, and let your putts roll like buttery silk on a velvet green.
Happy putting, and may your scorecard be filled with more birdies than you can count!
Until next time,
Inventor: Pyramid Putter, iCOR Putter